4 Killed, 25 Injured In Pak Firing In J&K's Arnia Sector

5 October 2014
Times of India


New Delhi: At least 4 people have been killed and 25 have been injured in a major ceasefire violation by Pak Rangers in Jammu & Kashmir's Arnia sector, according to Times Now. According to reports, Pak troops fired at BSF posts and also targeted civilian areas in Arnia sector. Reports say the firing started at midnight and is still on. On Sunday the Pakistan Army had fired at Indian positions along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch of Jammu & Kashmir, violating a 2003 ceasefire, the defence ministry said. The 'unprovoked firing' that bgan at 8am in Mendhar sector lasted for 30 minutes. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said the violation was 'effectively and appropriately responded to' by Indian troops. There were no casualties. 'Pakistan carried out firing with automatics and mortar shelling. No casualty was reported,' said the spokesperson. On October 3, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire four times by shelling forward areas and villages along LoC and International Border in Gulmarg sector of Kashmir valley and Poonch and Jammu sector in Jammu region in which a girl was killed and six people were injured. On October 1 and 2, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire two times along the LoC in Poonch district resulting in injuries to six people and damage to some houses. On October 2, Pakistani troops had targeted border hamlets in forward areas along the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir's Poonch district by shelling them with mortar bombs and firing resulting in injuries to six civilians. There have been over 100 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the line of control in recent months.