Civilians Killed In Jammu & Kashmir Ceasefire Violation In Poonch's Balakote

Civilians Killed In Jammu & Kashmir Ceasefire Violation In Poonch's Balakote

The attack from across the border in Balakote sector started early in the morning following ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army.

"Sound of heavy shelling was heard in more than five kilometres area along the LoC sending a wave of fear and panic among the villagers", they said. "The provocation has resulted in the loss of five precious and innocent civilian lives", spokesman Lt. Col. Devender Anand said. Two daughters of Mohammad Ramzan, a resident of Devta Sargloon in Mendhar, Nasreen Kaunsar, 11 and Mehreen Kaunsar, 5, were injured in the shelling. "The government will take full care of these minor girls who have no one left in the family to look after them", he said adding that all the administrative measures are being taken to reach out to the affected population in the area. Reacting to the reports, the police said that the Indian troops were retaliating appropriately and effectively. Two people who were injured are being treated at a hospital.

Indian authorities, on the other hand, blamed Pakistani aggression. "My deepest condolences to their family", she wrote on Twitter. We're assessing the situation and our teams are already on the spot.

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A serious issue of concern is that Pakistan is targeting innocent civilians in localities much deep inside Indian territory, nearly three to four kms from the LoC, where there is neither Army deployment nor any installation or even equipment installed, he said. The Minister has instructed the Deputy Commissioner Poonch to ensure that all possible precautionary measures are taken to ensure safety and security of the people living in the border areas and to provide medical assistance to the injured.

Five members of an Indian family were killed and two wounded by Pakistani shelling in disputed Kashmir on March 18.

Meanwhile, Pakistan says India has violated ceasefire over 415 times this year, killing 20 civilians on its side.

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