3 civilians killed in shelling by Pak along LoC

 SMTV Desk 2019-03-02 18:25:58  Jammu and Kashmir,Attack,Pakistan
 3 civilians killed in shelling by Pak along LoC

New Delhi, March 2: Three members of a family were killed and two others injured as Pakistani forces heavily shelled areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Pakistani forces targeted civilian areas with mortar bombs and heavy guns, including Howitzer 105 mm, they said, adding that Indian forces retaliated effectively.

In the heavy shelling, three members of a family were killed and another was injured in Salotri in Poonch district, where shells hit several houses, they said.

Twenty-four-year-old Rubana Kosar and her son Fazan (5) and nine-month-old daughter Shabnam were killed in the shelling. Rubina's husband Mohd Yunis was injured, they said.

In violation of the ceasefire agreement with India, Pakistani forces have been shelling areas along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts for eight consecutive days.

The year 2018 had witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violation, numbering 2,936 by Pakistani troops, in the last 15 years.

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