Civilian injured in Pak firing in Rajouri

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/9/2019 12:18:51 PM

RAJOURI, Jul 8: A villager was injured in Pakistani firing in Kalsian village along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district Monday morning.
Official sources said that R Saroop, a resident of Kalsian, was injured as Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing targetting forward Indian border posts and the villages in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district. He was immediately rushed to hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.
Later, Indian side too retaliated in equal measure. The exchange of fire continued for at least one hour, officials said.
On Saturday, two army personnel were injured in Pakistani firing in the district's Romali Dhara area of Nowshera sector.
The Indian army reported 1,248 cases of Ceasefire violations and four casualties along the LoC this year, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Tuesday.
In a written response to a question in Rajya Sabha, Singh said that January saw 203 cases of ceasefire violations, followed by 215 in February. There were 267 cases of ceasefire violations in March and the army reported three casualties, he said. April and May reported 234 and 221 cases of ceasefire violations, respectively. June recorded 108 cases of ceasefire violations with one battle casualty.



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