Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu: An Indian soldier was injured in clashes on Tuesday between the Indian and Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

Defence sources said Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri.

“A soldier was injured in Pakistani firing in Kalal area of Nowshera sector. He has been shifted to hospital for treatment,” a source said.

The source also said Pakistan also initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation in Krishna Ghati (KG) sector of Poonch district also.

“Around 6 p.m. Pakistan Army violated ceasefire in Mankote, Basoni, Dharana and some other areas in KG sector with mortars and small arms. Indian positions retaliated strongly and effectively,” the source said.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said that at about 11.30 a.m., Pakistan initiated unprovoked shelling with mortars and firing by small arms along the LoC in Nowshera sector.

“The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,” he said.

The two armies had on Monday also traded heavy fire in Nowshera sector and in neighbouring Poonch district.

All educational institutions within a five-kilometre distance of the LoC have been shut by the authorities in Poonch and Rajouri districts.