Srinagar, July 23: A woman was injured when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked heavy shelling and firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector in north Kashmir district of Kupwara.
An Army official on Thursday told UNI that Pakistani troops, violating the 2003 ceasefire, fired mortar shells and resorted to heavy firing late on Wednesday night, targeting forward posts and civilian areas in Tangdhar sector.
He said Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for over an hour, adding that a woman, a resident of village Hajitra, was injured in the ceasefire violation. “The woman who had received bullet injury was immediately taken to a hospital,” he added.
He said Pakistani troops have been frequently violating ceasefire in J&K from last about a year. “The frequency has increase since March this year as the infiltration passages through which militants sneak into this side have opened with the melting of snow,” he said.