Soldier killed, another injured in Poonch LoC shelling

An official said that the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling in Balakote sector early morning.

Javed Iqbal
Mendhar (Poonch), Publish Date: Jul 17 2017 12:04PM | Updated Date: Jul 17 2017 2:14PM
Soldier killed, another injured in Poonch LoC shellingSoldier killed, another injured in Poonch LoC shelling

An army soldier was killed and another injured on Monday after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir.

An official said that the Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling in Balakote sector early morning.

He said that the deceased was identified as Mudasir Ahmad from south Kashmir's Tral area. Mudasir and the other injured soldier belong to Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry regiment.

Earlier, a child was killed after a  shell hit her home in the same sector.