Seven Pakistani posts across the Line of Control were destroyed as the Army retaliated to cross-border shelling by Pakistani troops who targeted border areas in Rajouri and Poonch districts, officials said in Srinagar. There had also been several Pakistani casualties. They said as a precautionary step, schools along the border in Poonch and Rajouri districts have been closed.
A BSF inspector and a five-year-old girl were among the three people killed while 24 others were injured when as Pakistani troops heavily shelled forward areas along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Monday, prompting the Army to retaliate 'befittingly', officials explained.
There was heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Poonch district and Nowshera sector of Rajouri district till Tuesday morning. There was also firing and shelling by Pakistanis in the Shahpur sub-sector in Poonch and Nowshera.
In the retaliation Indian troops destroyed seven Pakistan posts across the LoC in Rakhchikri and Rawalakote forward areas of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). There had been several causalities on the Pakistani side.
Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed this saying three Pakistan soldiers were killed on Tuesday in the Indian retaliation carried out along the LoC. They said Pakistan had been using heavy weaponry and 120 mm mortar bombs to target civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch, triggering panic. (UNI)