Two killed, 5 injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

Boy killed 5 injured as India Pakistan trade fire in Poonch

A 10-year-old boy was killed and another two people suffered injuries following a ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, reports said.

In retaliatory fire by Indian troops and BSF, Pakistan, too, has reportedly suffered heavy losses. Two days before that, two soldiers were injured as Pakistan opened fire at forward posts along the LoC in the Balakote sector of Poonch.

The deceased have been identified as Asrar Ahmad of Mohallha Qasba and Yasmeen Akhtar of Kerma village of Dighwar.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, firing is still underway between Indian and Pakistan troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keri and Digwar areas of Poonch. Indian troops too fired in retaliation. The other three included Yasir Ahmed, 13, Mohammad Sadiq, 16, and another Mohammad Sadiq, 51, who were injured at bagialdara in Digwar.

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He called Pakistan's firing an unprovoked violation of the 2003 cease-fire accord between the two nuclear-armed rivals. A few days ago, the BSF found a tunnel dug by Pakistan along the worldwide border in Arnia sector.

Pakistan has violated ceasefire a number of times in the last few months.

In another development, security forces along the border foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector that led to the killing of an infiltrator. They are conducting a search operation at the site.

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