Ceasefire violation in Poonch’s Balakote, civilian injured


Straight Line News Network

Poonch, May 31: A 26-year-old civilian was injured and a few houses damaged in the Ceasefire violation at Poonch’s Mendhar and Balakote areas in the wee hours on Sunday.

Locals and official sources said that after a brief spell of ceasefire violation in the area on Saturday evening at around 10 PM, that lasted for an hour, Pakistan army resorted to heavy firing on and along LoC in the area at around 03:15 AM in the morning.

“Firing by Pakistan with small arms as well as mortar shelling lasted till four hours and five villages in the area came under fire,” they added.

Locals said that a few houses have also got damaged in the shelling. Block Medical Officer Mendhar, Dr. Parvez Khan said that a man identified as Mohammad Yaseen son of Mohammad Rashid resident of Gohlad village got injured in the firing.

“He has a splinter injury in leg. Our team has evacuated him with the help of locals and he is being brought in hospital,” BMO said. (AGENCIES)


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