At least six people were injured in firing on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, sources said Friday.
“Six civilians sustained injuries after firing started on the LoC in Poonch district yesterday (Thursday),” a senior administration official told Delhi based news gathering agency.
Of the six injured, two were having serious splinter injuries who were referred for specialised treatment in the Poonch district hospital.
According to the villagers, the firing continued till midnight and almost all civilians stayed awake all night. They say they have not witnessed this kind of firing in the last decade of militancy reign in the valley.
Army spokesperson Colonel Manish Mehta has confirmed the ceasefire violation by the other side and said that small arms and automatic weapons were used in the firing.”Our troops retaliated with same calibre weapons,” the spokesperson said.
Kashmir has witnessed almost uninterrupted ceasefire violation by Pakistan since August 15. The fresh violations came after a gap of more than one month along India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir.