J&K: 2 civilians killed, 7 injured in Pakistani shelling at LoC in Poonch

Two civilians were killed and seveninjured after Pakistani troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Tuesday.

“At about 2.30 pm, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in the two sectors. The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” a defence spokesman said.

The firing and shelling from across the border in Shahpur and Kirni sectors was retaliated by the Indian Army, he said.

The cross-border firing was on at the time of filing this report.