Pakistan ceasefire violation
Indian soldiers retaliate as Pakistani troops breach ceasefire at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. [Representational Image]IANS

A villager was killed and four injured after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Monday.

"One civilian was killed and four others were injured in indiscriminate shelling on the LoC by Pakistan Army in Poonch district," a senior official told IANS.

Poonch ceasefire violation
Map of Poonch district where one villager was killed and four others injured after Pakistan resorted to heavy mortar shelling along forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir.KBK News Graphics

The deceased was identified as 24-year-old Abdul Hamid. The injured have been shifted to a hospital. 

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire around 11.30 pm on Sunday and resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and fired rocket-projectile grenades (RPGs) and automatic weapons to target forward posts and civil areas along the LoC,  Defence spokesman told PTI.

They fired 82 mm mortar shells, RPGs and used automatic and small arms, he said.

The Indian side also retaliated effectively. "Our troops are effectively and appropriately responding. Intermittent firing exchanges continued till Monday morning," Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

Pakistan has violated ceasefire eight times in September alone. A Director General-level five-day talks between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers is scheduled from 9 September.

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