2 die in Indian firing on Kashmir border

Posted July 09, 2017

He said a mortar shell landed near the house of Territorial Army jawan Mohammad Showkat in Karmara village near the LoC. Some children were also injured during the firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops.

"2 Individual embraced shahadat including a girl and 3 citizens were injured", the ISPR said in its statement. The martyred jawan had come home on leave.

Pakistan army responded to Indian firing effectively, the ISPR added in a statement.

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Asked whether the administration has prepared any evacuation plan, he said the evacuation plan is ready but border people are not willing to relocate as they have got their farms and livelihood in the area.

The ceasefire violations along the LoC have become a norm given the strained relations between Pakistan and India following a terrorist attack on Uri army base in September a year ago and Pakistan's strong reaction to unrest in held Kashmir on the worldwide forums.

Sources said militants fired from AK-47 rifles towards the army patrol. On June 22, in the third such attack this year, a team of Pakistani special forces sneaked 600 m across the LoC into thePoonch sector and killed two Indian jawans and lost one BAT member in retaliatory action.