Army porter injured in Rajouri due to cross-LoC firing

Cross-LoC firing has become a regular affair in Jammu-Kashmir since 26 February airstrike by India on terrorist training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan


Jammu: An Army porter was injured in the shoot-out from the other side of the Line of Control on Friday in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Giving this information, Army officials said that Pakistani troops fired bullets targeting Indian posts in the Kalk area of the Naushera sector on Friday morning.

A bullet hit Surgeet Kumar, a porter in the Army, injuring him. He was taken to a hospital immediately for treatment.

An official said that, besides this incident, there is no news of any other violation of the ceasefire since noon on Wednesday.

On 26 February, India had carried out a one-way air raid on a camp of terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, Pakistan, after which cross-LoC firing has become a regular affair.

The IAF action was in response to the terrorist attack on a convoy of CRPF in Pulwama on 14 February, in which 40 soldiers were killed.

After the Indian airstrike, Pakistan violated the ceasefire on more than 100 occasions along the Line of Control.

Four civilians have been killed in the shootout and many are injured.