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Pak shells twin border villages, army posts in Poonch
Anubhav Misri
POONCH, Dec 3: After maintaining lull for three days, Pakistani army Sunday yet again resorted to heavy shelling targetting over 10 forward Indian border posts and the civilian areas in Khari-Karmara villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

Though army did not issue any official statement confirming the ceasefire violation yet the local sources stated that Pak troops opened unprovoked fire in Khari and Karmara sector of Poonch district using light, medium and heavy weapons.

Major target of Pak shelling was the civilian population in twin Khari-Karma villages along the LoC besides over 10 forward Indian border posts, they stated.

“This morning at around 10.05 AM Pak army opened an provoked fire targeting Indian posts and civilian area in Khari-Karmara sector. The troops of 24 Frontier Force of Pak army began unprovoked firing from their forward posts viz., Bakri, Bakri 1, Bakri 2, Bakri Main, LP Right, New Bunker, LC Post with small and medium arms on Indian forward border posts viz., Nol, Susar, Cheeta, Begum, Ramlo, Gunjan, Dada, Sarla Top, Gurang, Shamila, Kancha in the domination of 15 MLI. Indian side, initially restrained yet after observing movement of armed personnel on the other side of fence, responded in equal measure,” sources said.

The exchange of fire continued till 01.30 PM, they added. Sources said in the evening Pak army again fired few mortars on Indian villages in Karmara sector.

Locals in Khari, Karmara villages also confirmed that Pakistan army was targetting forward Indian posts and civilian population.

Gulfraz Ahmed, a local from Karmara village, said, “This morning at around 10.30 AM Pak army started shelling civilian population in our village. It created panic among local population as few mortars landed in our fields. Initially they used light weapons but later they used heavy weapons including mortars and launchers.”

Last week, Pakistani troops had shelled various sectors in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri between November 27 and 29.

News Updated at : Monday, December 4, 2017
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