40-year-old woman, identified as
Raqia Bi was killed in firing by
the Pakistani Army at border villages
and Indian posts along the Line
of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector
of Poonch District on August 12
(today), reports Daily Excelsior.
“The Pakistani army initiated unprovoked
and indiscriminate firing of small
arms, automatic weapons and mortars
from 0515 hours in Poonch sector
along the LoC,” a Defence spokesman
said. Indian Army personnel guarding
the border posts retaliated strongly
and effectively. The exchange of
fire stopped at 0645 hours, he said.
Till August 1 this year, there have
been 285 instances of ceasefire
violations by the Pakistani forces.
In 2016, the number was significantly
less at 228.
on August 11, Indian and Pakistan
troops exchanged fire with small
arms at Kamalkote sector of Uri
in Baramulla District, adds Daily
Excelsior. Sources said that
the Pakistani troops targeted 20
Sikh and 8 Rashtriya Rifles (RR)
regiments of Army at Kamalkote at
around 6.25 pm. The fire was retaliated
by the Army. The exchange of fire
continued for few minutes but there
was no injury or fatality on either