A Lance Naik of the Indian army deployed along the line of control was killed in intense exchange of firing in Hamirpur sector of Poonch on Tuesday evening. Earlier, one BSF jawan was seriously injured in the sniping incident along the International border in Samba on Monday.
According to official sources, six other jawans of the Indian army were also injured as they all received splinter injuries in the forward area. Meanwhile, in another related incident a army jawan was seriously injured when his left leg was blasted while he was patrolling in the Sawjian sector of Poonch on Tuesday morning.
According to official sources, Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan was killed in mortar firing from the Pakistani side around 5.30 p.m in Hamirpur sector of Poonch.
According to ground reports, the exchange of firing in the Poonch sector was going on intermittently since late Monday night.
After violating ceasefire agreement late last night Pak army once again resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing in the Hamirpur and BhimberGali area around 6.30 a.m According to reports the firing went on through out the day much to the discomfiture of the local border residents as they had to remain huddled inside their houses for most part of the day.
According to Defence PRO in Jammu,” Pakistani Army resorted to shelling of mortars besides automatic and small arms firing in forward areas along LoC in Hamirpur and Bhimbher Gali (BG) sub-sectors of Poonch district from 0630 hours today.”
Indian troops guarding the borderline took positions and gave strong retaliation with equal calibre weapons, triggering exchanges which are still going on intermittently, the spokesman said.
“There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling by Pakistan along LoC on this side,” the spokesman said.