Jammu and Kashmir, July 16: At least three people were injured today in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops along the International Border in Jammu. According to reports, heavy exchanges of firing have been taking place in Shahpur sector of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan army started firing at the Border Security Force camp early in the morning and subsequently, the Indian Army retaliated. Also Read - 5 Members Of Hindu Family Found Dead in Pakistan's Multan With Throat Slit
“Heavy firing exchanges between the BSF (Border Security Force) and Pakistan Rangers have been taking place since early morning,” a police officer told IANS. The Abdullian, Tubewell number five, Kathmariana, Korotana and Sangral BSF posts in R.S.Pura area are being targeted. Also Read - Pakistan PM Imran Khan Wins Trust Vote in National Assembly
Pakistani Rangers also targeted civilian border areas by resorting to small arms firing and shelling of mortar bombs in R S Pura. ” We want to ask this government what is our fault? Why no concern for us? We are getting no support,” locals asked. Also Read - Low-intensity IED Explodes in Kashmir's Pulwama; Area Cordoned Off, Probe Underway, Say Police
Meanwhile, Indian High Commission in Pakistan strongly complained to Pakistan Foreign Office about ceasefire violation in Akhnoor sector of Jammu on July 15. “We are disappointed at the developments which have taken place this morning? There was major ceasefire violation committed by Pakistani forces in Akhnoor sector which led to casualties in India. I spoke to the (Pak) foreign secretary this morning and again in the afternoon? The ceasefire violation has led to the death of a civilian woman in Akhnoor,” Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan told PTI.
A woman was killed and six people were injured including two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops along the International Border in Ankhoor sector of Jammu. Pakistan has been violating the ceasefire after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif issued a joint statement pledging themselves to building peace between the two countries. (Read also: Another ceasefire violation from Pakistan ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, one killed)