A minor boy was critically injured in the ‘unprovoked’ firing from across the line of control on Tuesday while a house in village Shahpur was partially damage spreading panic in the area. The total number of ceasefire violations in the last one month is nearing 50 in Poonch district. Overall the figure has crossed record 100 mark ever since the ceasefire agreement was signed in November 2003 between India and Pakistan.
According to local reports, the firing started around 9.30 a.m in Shahpur area in which Pak army used small,medium and heavy calibre weapons to target the forward Indian posts.
According to police, the civilian areas were frequently targeted in the area by the Pak army during the seven hour long exchange of firing.
The police said according to local reports, the livestock of villagers bore the maximum brunt of firing. Large number of villagers in the area shifted to safer places to prevent any loss of human life.
According to official sources, the injured minor boy identified as Showkat Ahmad was injured in the exchange of firing when he was grazing cattle in the forward area. The police faced many difficulties in shifting the minor boy from the forward area to district hospital in Poonch.
After giving him first aid treatment the doctors referred the injured to Government Medical college hospital in Jammu.