Srinagar: An Indian Army personnel was injured after Pakistani troops on Saturday resorted to heavy shelling and gunfire at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Pakistani troops started firing at three border posts across Mendhar sector of Poonch district today morning.
Police sources said the Indian soldier was injured in unprovoked shelling and firing by the Pakistani side in Mendhar sector of Jammu region. He has been shifted to an Army base hospital for treatment.
"Pakistan used 120 mm and 82 mortar shells to target army and civilian positions. Their mortar shells have fallen close to civilian areas," a police official said.
"Pakistan shelling and firing started at 5 a.m. and stopped at 6.30 a.m. after the Indian Army effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons," the official added.
According to sources, Indian Army retaliated effectively using same calibre weapons after unprovoked shelling by the Pakistani side.
Pakistan has been violating with impunity the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed with India in November 2003.
Continues ceasefire violations have been witnessed from Pakistani's side since the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-held territory.