Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 18 (ANI): As many as five civilians were killed and two injured as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) here in Balakote sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday. Also Read - India, Pakistan Agree to Follow Ceasefire Pacts, Stop Firing Along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

The injured have been rushed to the hospital. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Major Tragedy Averted as IED-Fitted Motorcycle Detected in Poonch

“Due to shelling from across in Balakote sector of Poonch, five civilians died and two are injured, who are being shifted to the hospital,” Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid said on Sunday. Also Read - Two Lost Girls from PoK Who Crossed LoC into J&K, Sent Back to Pakistan with Gifts, Sweets

This comes a week after the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Rajouri’s Sundervani sector along LoC.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.