Pak army shells LoC in Poonch, 2 civilians injured

Pakistan army resorted to heavy mortar shelling and small arms firing targeting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Monday, resulting in injuries to two civilians, officials said.

Two civilians — Maqsood Ahmed and Ashiq Hussain — were injured in the shelling, officials said.

On Sunday, a colonel-rank officer was injured in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in Pakistani shelling, while a 25-year-old porter suffered splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near him in Keri sector of Rajouri district, they said. The Pakistani side has suffered five to six times more casualties than the Indian side in retaliatory action, a senior official said.