Soldier, 3 civilians injured in cross LoC firing: Officials

An army man and three civilians, including an 11-year-old girl, were injured during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials said Monday.

The Pakistani army started shelling villages and forward posts on Sunday and it continued until this morning, they said.

“They started with small arms and later resorted to mortar shelling. The Army is retaliating befittingly,” the officials said.

One army man received splinter injuries, the officials said. They said said the girl, Maryam Bi, 11, was injured in Kanote village and two others were injured in Shahpur village. Last week, a soldier was killed and three others were injured in mortar shelling by Pakistani army along the Line of Control in Salotri forward area of Poonch district.