Kashmir: One civilian killed after Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch district

Pauline Gross
August 12, 2017

An army soldier and a civilian woman were killed when Pakistani troops attacked a security post and shelled a village along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, violating ceasefire again on Saturday. 42-year-old Tomar was a native of Madhya Pradesh's Tarsana village and is survived by his wife, one son and a daughter.

"Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively", the spokesperson said, adding Naib Subedar Jagram Singh Tomar was grievously injured in the exchange of fire.

The soldier succumbed while being shifted to army hospital.

He said that the first ceasefire violation by Pakistan army was in the Mendhar sector at 5,30 am wherein it resorted to unprovoked, indiscriminate firing.

Around 0520 hours, mortar shells fired from across the border exploded near the house of Mohd.

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On Saturday morning, a civilian in Poonch lost his life after Pakistan resorted to shelling.

"They remained confined to their homes and once the firing and shelling subsided, they moved to underground bunkers for safety", he said. On August 8, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra (21) was killed in unprovoked Pakistani firing.

This year, Pakistani forces have carried out 301 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

According to reports cross border firing and shelling was going on when reports last came in.

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