At least five Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing and shelling, while one person and 12 others were injured on Indian side in Jammu and Kashmir since Tuesday evening, official sources said on Wednesday.
Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing and shelling on forward posts and some civilian areas of Poonch district from 1630 hours to 2230 hours on Tuesday forcing Indian troops to retaliate, the sources said.
In the retaliation, several Pakistani bunkers were damaged and at least five of their soldiers killed across LoC, they said, adding however only one person, identified as Mohammad Din, was injured in Jhallas in Poonch district.
Pakistani troops had targetted areas of Swajian, Kobra, Angan Pathri, Sundari forest, Chaprian, Degwar, Khari-Karmara, Jhallas with mortar shells and rockets as well.
Reports from Srinagar said that one person was killed and seven others were injured in the overnight Pakistani shelling in Uri sector of north Kashmir.