The day began with Pakistan Army troops opening fire with small and automatic weapons on forward posts in Poonch  at around 12 pm, defence spokesman Col RK Palta said. Indian troops retaliated, resulting in intermittent exchanges till 4 pm, he added.
12-year-old Farzana Kouser and 55-year-old Noor Jahan sustained injuries in the firing by Pakistani troops in Kerni, Shamsher, SSP Poonch, said. Firing from Pakistani side was thereafter reported at 5:30 pm till 6:30 pm at Dheri Dhabsi, Nanda, Peeli, Pona pickets in Mendhar, officials said.
At 7:15 pm, Pakistani soldiers of 655 Mujahidin and 39 Baloch resorted to firing at Roshni Nalla, Gun Hill, Chajaman and 473 Post at Balnoie sector in Mankote which was followed by another violation at 8:40 pm at Sona Gali, Lowara Gali, Dhiyan, Atma Post and surrounding areas of sector Mankote.
Pakistani troops fired again at Kirni-1 and Kirni-2 posts after a lull at 8:45 pm. Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire continued till late in the night. The Pakistani troops have been daily resorting to ceasefire violations since August six when its special forces killed five Indian soldiers in Poonch.


Latest News from India News Desk