Civilian killed, four injured in Pak firing along LoC in J&K’s Poonch

A civilian was killed and four others were injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Friday, officials said.

Pakistan Army troopers launched mortar shells and fired from small arms on villages and forward posts in Shahpur and Kerni areas of the district in violation of a ceasefire agreement, they said.

Pakistan troops used 120-mm mortars to target the villages, they said.

In the firing and shelling, one civilian was killed and four other villagers were injured, they said.

The injured have been taken to a hospital, they said.

Indian troops guarding the border retaliated befittingly resulting in an exchange of fire, which continued till reports last came in, they said.