Jammu: A civilian was injured as Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire and fired across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district after an infiltration bid was foiled by the Indian Army, a defence official said.
Defence PRO S.N. Acharya said a group of four militants from Pakistan-administered Kashmir were seen moving towards the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch around 9.50 a.m. and opened fire when challenged by Indian troops.
“Our troops retaliated, and they were pushed back,” he said.
Acharya said after the infiltration bid was foiled, Pakistani troops fired with small arms and mortars in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors, and one civilian sustained injuries. The injured man is under treatment at a hospital in Poonch.
Indian troops retaliated to the firing, he said, adding that firing continued intermittently.