Home » national news » 5 Killed, 9 Injured in multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistan on I-day
 
SPEED NEWS

5 Killed, 9 Injured in multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistan on I-day

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:42 IST

In a new flare-up in border tensions, Pakistani troops on 15 August resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling at Indian posts and civilian areas killing five civilians including a sarpanch in multiple ceasefire violations along the LoC in Poonch district.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah reacted sharply to the attacks and tweeted: "So sorry to see that my PM, who remembers to tweet for every obscure birthday & National Day can't tweet a condolence for the 5 dead today."

The offensive on Indian positions in Jammu region came as the country celebrated the 69th Independence Day and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent his greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying promoting friendly ties between the two neighbours was in mutual interest. The National Security Advisors (NSA) of the two countries are also due to meet in New Delhi on August 23.

--PTI

First published: 16 August 2015, 1:13 IST
 
PREVIOUS STORY
NEXT STORY