Srinagar: At least five civilians were injured and several houses and a Mosque were also damaged after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said on Thursday.
They said Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing and shelling, targeting civilian areas and forward security force posts at the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar and Karnah in Kupwara district Wednesday night.
Indian troops also retaliated and intermittent firing and shelling continued during the night, they said.
Sources said some of the Pakistan shells hit residential areas, resulting in injuries to five civilians. A Mosque and several other houses were also damaged, they said.
Further details are awaited, they added.
Senior Army and police officers said that Pakistani troops are violating ceasefire to help militants, waiting at launch pads near LoC, to infiltrate into this side. However, the said, troops are already on high alert to foil any attempt by militants to infiltrate into this side. They further said that despite below freezing temperature, there will be no lowering of guard and security forces will continue to keep a strict vigil.