Amidst ongoing ceasefire violation along Line of Control, the Pakistani troops resorted to using of mortar shelling on civilian areas of Poonch and Rajouri districts. One woman was injured in the shelling incident. She was identified as Shamim Akhtar of Dharati village.
The Pakistani troops were using long range shells which were falling deep inside civilian areas on the Indian side. The people were staying indoors as the shelling was intense, sources said, adding that the Indian army was retaliating. For the past over two months, there have been continued incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan on both the LoC and the international border. The escalation in situation along the border has already led to suspension of cross LoC trade and travel between two sides through Chakkan Da Bagh on Poonch-Rawalakote road.
Along the international border, a BSF constable and a woman have been killed and over a dozen civilians injured in mortar shelling by Pakistani Rangers this month. The shelling has also caused damage to residential houses at many places, making a sizeable number of people shift to safer places.