Civilian among two injured in fresh LoC shelling

A civilian and a solider were injured after Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Poonch districts on Monday.
Civilian among two injured in fresh LoC shelling

A civilian and a solider were injured after Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Poonch districts on Monday.

As per sources, civilian Mangat Ram (67) son of Sain Dass resident of Sainth Khour, Akhnoor was injured after he was hit by splinters of a mortar shell. 

As per sources Das suffered injuries in chest and upper limbs.

They said that after providing first aid the injured was referred to Community Health Center, Akhnoor for advanced treatment

Meanwhile, defence sources said that an army trooper deployed on forward post in Khari Karmara area of LoC in Poonch sector received injury after a shell landed near him.

 "There is an injury to a soldier. After getting first aid, he has been airlifted to Command Hospital, Udhampur" sources said. 

As per reports, firing was going on in some sectors on LOC till late evening.

"About 02:40 PM, Pakistani side resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing along LoC in Nowshera, Sunderbani and Pallanwala sector," Lt Colonel Manish Mehta, Jammu based defence spokesperson said here.

"Pakistani side used small arms as well as 82 mm mortar, he said, adding, "Firing was equally retaliated by own troops".

When contacted, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh said, "A civilian was injured in fresh firing by Pakistan at Pallawalan sector along LoC".

He said the administration has advised the people to move to safer places and stay in the hard shelters as there was likelihood of further mortar shelling by Pakistani Rangers.

He further said 'as a totally precautionary measure' the administration has canceled cultural programme to be held at Jhiri Mela.  

On reopening of 174 border schools of Jammu district, which were closed since November 1, 2016, the Deputy Commissioner said, "Schools along International Border will reopen on Tuesday, while concerned Sub District Magistrates will take call about the schools along LOC after assessing the situation in their respective areas".

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