Seven civilians injured as India, Pak trade fire along LoC in Poonch

Sources said that massive firing started around 6:30 am with mortar shells fired from across the border landing in villages located close to the LoC in Balakote and Mendhar areas of Poonch and Manjakote area of Rajouri district.

Javed Iqbal
Mendhar, Publish Date: Oct 18 2017 10:18AM | Updated Date: Oct 18 2017 10:18AM
Seven civilians injured as India, Pak trade fire along LoC in PoonchSeven civilians injured as India, Pak trade fire along LoC in Poonch

Seven civilians were injured after the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy fire and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Sources said that massive firing started around 6:30 am with mortar shells fired from across the border landing in villages located close to the LoC in Balakote and Mendhar areas of Poonch and Manjakote area of Rajouri district.

They said that a local and three labourers were injured in Drati and Basooni villages of Balakote in Mendhar sub-division of Poonch.

The injured are being treated at Dhargaloon health centre and are out of danger, said a health official.

Besides, three civilians sustained minor injuries in two villages of Manjakote of Rajouri district.

“One civilian got injured at Baryani Gali and two at Mangalnar,” said an official.

He said all of them have suffered minor injuries and that they are being shifted to a health centre for treatment.

Reports said that two cars parked on a roadside were also damaged in the shelling.

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