Poonch, May 31: A civilian was injured and a few houses damaged in the cross LoC shelling at Mendhar and Balakote areas in Poonch district on Sunday.
Locals and official sources told KNO that after a brief spell of ceasefire violation in the area on Saturday evening at around 10 PM, that lasted for an hour, Pakistan army resorted to heavy firing on and along LoC in the area at around 03:15 AM in the morning.
“Firing by Pakistan with small arms as well as mortar shelling lasted till four hours and five villages in the area came under fire.” they added. Locals told KNO that a few houses were also got damaged in the shelling.
Block Medical Officer Mendhar, Dr Parvez Khan said that a man identified as Mohammad Yaseen son of Mohammad Rashid resident of Gohlad village was injured in the firing.
“He has a splinter injury in leg. Our team has evacuated him with the help of locals and he is being brought in hospital,” the BMO said.