Cop injured in LoC firing

A policeman was injured as Indian and Pakistani armies exchanged heavy gunfire in Poonch areas along the Line of Control on Friday evening, officials said.

An official said that heavy cross-border firing started in Qasba and Kirni areas of Poonch at around 5.30pm and was going on when last reports came in.

An official source said a special police officer Sayeed Shah, who was posted with army for LoC gate frisking duty, got injured in the cross-border firing and shelling.

Senior superintendent of police, Poonch, Ramesh Angral, said the injured SPO was evacuated to a hospital.