According to reports, there was intense shelling with mortars along the Line of Control in Nowshera of Rajouri. Indian’s Defence Ministry confirmed the attack had happened at around 10.45am today.
India’s Defence Ministry spokesperson, Colonel Devender Anand said: “At about 10.45am today, Pakistan imitated the unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.”
New Delhi journalist, Aditya Raj Kaul, tweeted: “Pakistan Army violates ceasefire in Nowshera Sector, Jammu & Kashmir.
“Today at 10:45am, Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with Small Arms & intense shelling with Mortars along LoC in Nowshera of Rajouri.
“Indian Army is retaliating befittingly.”
Earlier this week, at least four civilians were killed by Indian shelling inside Pakistan-administers Kashmir, Aljazeera reported.
Three people were killed in the Nakyal region, while the fourth person died after a shell hit her home in Baghsar.
“Indian Army troops initiated unprovoked [ceasefire violations] in Nakyal and Bagsar Sectors along LoC targeting civ[ilian] population,” Pakistan’s military press wing said in a brief statement on Twitter.
“Three people died at the spot, and they have just been buried,” Nasrullah Khan told Al Jazeera by telephone.
“There was a single shell, and the three boys, who were cousins, were all standing together.”
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