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3 children killed in cross-border firing in Poonch

03 October 2017

Pakistani troops once again broke the ceasefire terms along the LoC. Three people were killed in the firing which included two minors- a 15-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy.

A jawan of BSF today got injured after he was hit by a sniping fire along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan violated ceasefire in Keri and Digwar areas of Poonch district. The incident has also come under verbal attack from other political circles with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan saying that Pak's claims for peace are hollow.

Till reports last came in, shelling and firing exchanges were on in the area. 5 civilians were also injured.

Kashmir issue
10-Year-Old Killed, 5 Civilians Injured As Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In J&K's Poonch

"Pakistani forces started unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions and the military is befittingly responding", a senior officer said. Read Also: Karbala a lesson for upholding truth, resisting evil: Mehbooba MuftiCeasefire violations between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control and the global border in Jammu and Kashmir continue, and the number of ceasefire violations till August 2017 are almost as much as for all of 2016.

On September 4, an infiltrator was killed as forced infiltration bid from across the border was foiled by BSF troops on global border in Arnia Sector.

Pakistan has violated the ceasefire a number of times in the previous year. Thus foiling infiltration attempts at these locations.

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3 children killed in cross-border firing in Poonch