At least 3 civilians, all of them being minors were reportedly killed and 8 others injured after ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Kerni and Digwar sector of Jammu and Kashmir‘s (J&K) Poonch district. The injured were shifted to a district hospital. Army vehicles were also damaged in the ceasefire violation. 

According to reports, a 15-year-old girl, a 10-year-old boy were among those who lost their lives in the ceasefire violation in Digwar sector of J&K’s Poonch. Though Indian forces heavily retaliated to the ceasefire violation. 

During the same hours when Pakistan violated ceasefire in Poonch, security forces foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector. At least one infiltrator was killed and while search for other infiltrators if any was underway. 

Speaking on the incident, J&K deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh said that Pakistan is a country of cowards whose army continue to target innocent civilians.

Earlier on September 23, at least two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and two civilians were reportedly injured after ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Indian Army strongly retaliated to the ceasefire violation along the international border.

This was the second ceasefire violation by Pakistani in the last 24 hours. Prior to that on September 21, another civilian was injured amidst firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. The firing was also reported in Samba district.

On September 17, Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling across the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s which was retaliated heavily by Indian forces, triggering heavy exchange of fire in the area, the police had said.

Days ago, Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat in a statement while lashing out on terrorists had said that we are ready for infiltrators. 

“We are prepared for any infiltration. Terrorists are ready at that side of the border and we are ready on this side to welcome them. We will receive them and send them to their graves,” Rawat had said.

 

First Published | 2 October 2017 2:35 PM
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