Kashmir: 10-year-old killed, two injured in ceasefire violation

J&K Child killed five civilians injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

He said a 10 -year-old boy Asrar Ahmad was killed in firing and shelling in Qasba while a 15-year-old girl Yasmeen Akhtar died of shelling in Digwar.

He said the injured civilians have been rushed to a hospital.

The troops guarding the borderline retaliated and gave a befitting reply to the Pakistani shelling. "Shelling and firing exchanges are going on", Defence Ministry sources said.

The year 2017 has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

The three children were killed in Kashmir's Poonch sector on Monday. The writer is reluctant to meandering into security considerations such as securing rivers' water or highlighting the presence of over half million Indian troops in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Last month it said a five-year-old girl had been killed when she was hit by a bullet fired from the Indian side.

"Strong concern was also expressed at continued unprovoked firing by Pakistan forces across the Line of Control and the International Boundary in violation of the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding". He said that both were killed and that soldiers recovered two weapons from the site.

The BSF too had thwarted designs of the Pakistan Rangers to push infiltrators through the cross border tunnel to carry out terror strikes during the festive season in Jammu region.

The Chief Minister has directed the district administration to ensure specialized treatment to the people injured in the shelling.

Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in KG sector at around 1250h today.

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