Boy, girl killed in ceasefire breach in Poonch

Boy, girl killed in ceasefire breach in Poonch

The boy was identified as Israr Ahmad. Meanwhile, the army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district and killed one militant.

Defence experts are opined that this ceasefire violation is a possible attempt to help the infiltrators to get inside the Indian territory. "Five villages were hit by shells and today's firing was most intense since a long time", Zargar said.

Another person, Mohammad Sajad, 30, was injured in Banpat village while civilians injured in the Qasba and Bagialdara villages include Reshma Bi (55), and her son Mohammad Rafiq (31), Yasir Hussain (13), Mohammad Sadiq (13) and Mohammd Sadiq, 54.

"The bodies have been shifted to the district hospital, Poonch, for legal formalities", said the police spokesman.

Officials said Pakistani troops opened unprovoked and indiscriminate fire on Indian forward posts in Poonch.

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There has been a sharp increase in the number of ceasefire violations this year.

"The Pakistan Army used small arms, automatics and mortars in Poonch sector along the Line of Control".

J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has strongly condemned the continued cease fire violations and unprovoked Pakistan shelling on Indian positions and civilian areas in the State.

"During the past two months, there have been almost 50 infiltration attempts from across the border and 44 of them were successfully foiled by alert troops", said Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh. He has said that Pakistan is a nation of cowards as they show white flags on one side and kill civilians on the other.

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