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J&K: 1 soldier killed, 1 civilian injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:45 IST

One Indian soldier was killed and a civilian was injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's KG sector of Poonch on 6 November. The violation of ceasefire comes three days after two women were killed and a child was severely injured in another shelling episode in Manjakote sector of Rajouri district.

The injured civilian has been admitted to a local hospital for medical aid.

According to media reports, the ceasefire was violated around 2am and since then the Border Security Force (BSF) is aptly retaliating to the firing initiated by Pakistan.

A 14-month-old child was injured in cross-border firing and continues to be critical in Manjakote sector.

Authorities in Kashmir have already evacuated hundreds of people from villages along the frontier with Pakistan following frequent ceasefire violations.

A news agency quoted a police officer as saying, "Indian army has effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on."

The officer further added that four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing which has been started by Pakistan army to target civil and defence facilities in the area.

This is the 101st incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan, following India's surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) on 29 September, targeting Pakistan occupied Kashmir-based terrorist launch pads.

--with agency inputs

First published: 6 November 2016, 10:41 IST