Pak Opens Fire Along LoC, 2 Killed

Pak Opens Fire Along LoC, 2 Killed

They said the deceased were identified as Mohammad Shoukat, employed in Territorial Army and his wife Safia Bi, residents of Karmara.

On June 29, two Indian Army jawans were injured when Pakistanitroops fired at forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch.

"The firing which started from 6.30 a.m., is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating", Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

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Zargar said ambulances are kept on alert mode in border areas to shift the victims of cross-LoC firing to hospitals at the earliest. Three soldiers have also been reportedly injured after some terrorists attacked an army patrol in Bandipora district.

The Indian firing and shelling occurred a day after the first martyrdom anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was observed with the renewed pledge to continue his mission till the success of Kashmir liberation struggle.

He was martyred by Indian forces in southern Kashmir on July 8 past year. His killing had triggered over five months long unrest in the Valley during which 90 people were killed and over 13000 injured in security forces firing on protestors.

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