Published On: Tue, Apr 3rd, 2018

Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch, soldier martyred

Jammu: Visibly shaken by the action of the Indian security forces that led to neutralising of 13 terrorists in a day in the Kashmir valley, the Pakistani Army resorted to yet another ceasefire violation in Poonch sector of J&K in which five soldiers were injured on Tuesday.

One of the five soldiers injured in Pakistan shelling and firing later succumbed in hospital, a defence official said.

“Sepoy Mustapure Shubham Suryakant, 20, a resident of Maharashtra, who was injured along with four other soldiers including a lieutenant and two JCOs in Pakistani firing in Krishna Ghati (KG) sector has succumbed to injuries,” said a defence spokesman.

The firing by the Pakistani army started at 7.30 am, injuring five soldiers

According to a senior police official, the Pakistani firing Army started unprovoked shelling and firing targeting Indian positions in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.

The firing by the Pakistani army started at 7.30 am, injuring five soldiers including an officer.

The injured soldiers were airlifted to an Army hospital in Udhampur town, said the police official.

He said that the Indian troops retaliated effectively and strongly. “The extent of damage and loss of life if any is still being ascertained,” said the police official.

It may be mentioned here that this was third consecutive ceasefire violation in as many days by the Pakistan Army that had been relentlessly trying to pus in as many terrorists as possible to carry out its design.

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