On Friday, Pakistan Army has heavily shelled areas along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving a woman badly injured, reports officials.

This is for the eighth consecutive day that the neighboring country Pakistan has opened ceasefire violation against India.

An Indian Army official said that “Pakistani troops resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the LOC in Krishnagati Sector of Poonch district and it ended around 0130 hours.”

The mortar shelling and firing continued night long in several sectors of Rajouri and Poonch districts, he added.

He continued that “the Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.”

In the cease firing, a woman identified as Naseem Akhtar was badly injured in Poonch district’s Mankote area. They also report that Pakistani armed forces used heavy guns, including 105 mm in shelling civilian areas in Poonch district.

On Thursday, a woman was shot dead and a CRPF jawan was also wounded when Pakistani army heavily shelled civilian areas and forward posts in six sectors along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing revenge from the Indian Army.

Pakistan army forces have violated the ceasefire for more than 60 times during the last one week, targeted around 70 civilian and forward areas along LoC in Jammu, Poonch districts, Rajouri districts, and Baramulla districts of Kashmir, in which one woman was shot dead and nine others were injured.

In concern to the prevailing situation, authorities have directed a temporary closure of educational centres or schools in 5 Km radius along LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts. Border dwellers have also been asked to remain inside their homes.

Amid increasing tension along LoC, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was accompanied by the White Knight Corps Commander, Lt Gen Paramjit Singh has visited forward posts in J&K Rajouri Sector to take stock of the operational preparedness.

The year 2018 has witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violation, numbered 2936 by Pakistani armed forces, in the last 15-years along Indo-Pak border.   

Pakistan continues to violate 2003 ceasefire agreement with India, despite repeated calls for adherence and restraint to pact during flag meets between the two nations.

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