Three minors killed by Pak troops in ceasefire violation in J&K's Poonch
NEW DELHI: Three minors were killed and eight other civilians were injured in firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Monday.
Among those killed were a 10-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl. The injured have been admitted a district hospital in the Digwar sector of Poonch.
An Army vehicle was also damaged in the aggression by Pakistani troops.
"Pakistan is a country of cowards, on one side they show white flags and on other (they) target civilians," said Nirmal Singh, deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police officials said Pakistani troops targeted dozens of villages and posts with automatic gunfire and mortar shells in the Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors in Poonch, starting early Monday morning. The Indian army was "retaliating strongly and effectively", said an Indian Army official. Pakistan has been continually and consistently violating the ceasefire along the LoC.