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Pakistan violates ceasefire at two areas in Poonch

SNS | New Delhi |

On the day when terrorists believed to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attacked an Indian Army camp in Jammu, Pakistani forces violated ceasefire in Poonch district along the LoC.

Heavy shelling and firing was reported from the civilian and forward areas in Khadi Karmara and Chakan Da Bagh.

The ceasefire violation began in the morning, coinciding with the attack on the Sunjuwan Military Station in Jammu.

According to officials, there was no loss of life or injuries to anyone in the areas that came under fire from Pakistani shelling.

Pakistan has been shelling areas in Poonch intermittently since 8 February. The firing from the Pakistani side in the Krishna Ghati sector left one woman dead and at least three Indian Army personnel injured.

On 6 February, the Pakistani forces had fired mortar shells in Tarkundi and Manjakote blocks in Bhimber Gali sector in Rajouri district. Indian forces retaliated in equal measure to the unprovoked shelling and firing from the Pakistani side.

Pakistani forces used small arms, automatics and mortars to target defence and civilian facilities.

On Sunday, Pakistan Army had targeted an Indian Army post in the same sector, killing four soldiers including Captain Kapil Kundu.

Meanwhile, Indian Army special forces killed one terrorist involved in the attack on the army camp. The hunt is on to neutralise the remaining terrorists, believed to be three in number.

One Indian Army soldier was killed while six others, including three women and children, were injured after terrorists entered the camp from the rear and attacked the quarters of the JCOs.