SPO injured after Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch


Srinagar, March 9: A special police officer (SPO) was injured after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control on Friday by targeting forward posts and villages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, breaking a two-day lull in the border skirmishes, officials said.

The injured SPO Sayeed Hussain Shah was hospitalised for the treatment.

The cross border shelling started in Shahpur and Kerni sectors late Friday evening. The Pakistani troops were targeting forward Indian positions and civilian population at various places along the LoC including Kerni, Shahpur, Qasba, Gountrian etc.

Meanwhile, a defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said that “Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by heavy shelling with artillery and firing of small arms along the LoC around 6 pm.” The Indian army was retaliating strongly and effectively, he added.


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