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J&K: Woman injured in Pakistan shelling on Poonch’s Balakote sector

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Jammu, June 30, 2017: One civilian was injured on Friday after Pakistan violated ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Balakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

“A woman identified as Naseem Akhtar, 35, was hit by a splinter in her shoulder during the ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in the Bhimber Gali (BG) sector,” Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said.

A water tanker was also hit by a shell fired from across the LoC in Basooni village, where the lady sustained the splinter injury.

The Indian Army retaliating strongly and effectively to the ceasefire violation.

Reacting to an earlier report, the spokesman clarified that firing and shelling was going on in BG sector which falls in part in both Rajouri and Poonch districts.

“BG sector falls in two districts of Poonch and Rajouri, but today’s (Friday’s) firing has taken place in the Rajouri part of the sector,” the spokesman said.

Mehta said Pakistan Army used small arms, mortars and automatics to fire at Indian positions in the BG sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The shelling and firing started at 4.15 a.m. The Indian Army is strongly and effectively responding to Pakistan,” the defence sources said.

On Thursday, two Indian soldiers sustained minor injuries after Pakistan Army violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Wefornews Bureau

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