10-year-old boy, teenage girl killed in ceasefire violation by Pak troops

Written by October 2, 2017 11:09

Jammu: A nine-year-old boy and a teenage girl were today killed while nine other civilians injured as Pakistani troops opened fire and lobbed mortars at dozens of villages and posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

As per defence sources, the forces from across the Line of Control started unprovoked firing and shelling targeting Indian positions and civilian areas in Shahpur sector around 7 AM.

The deceased have been identified as Asrar Ahmad of Mohallha Qasba and Yasmeen Akhtar of Kerma village of Dighwar.

The troops guarding the borderline retaliated and gave a befitting reply to the Pakistani shelling.

The year 2017 has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

Till August 1, there were 285 violations by Pakistani forces while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to Army figures.