Srinagar, October 5: The Directorate General (DG) of BSF KK Sharma warned Pakistan asking the latter to stop its acts of aggression in the Valley. Pakistani troops opened fire from automatic weapons and shelled mortars at forward posts and villages along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
Sharma said that the attackers were targeting arms and ammunition stored at the BSF camp. “Fidayeens cannot be stopped from coming, so the response is important. Without causing collateral damage and without causing much harm to our own forces, we were able to neutralise. BSF has done a good job,” he said.
Earlier security forces paid floral tributes to an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Border Security Force (BSF), who was killed in a fidayeen attack near Srinagar Airport.
The Indian Army is retaliating effectively and the firing is still on, a Defence Spokesman said.
“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic, and mortars from 0845 hours in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC)”, the spokesman said.
On Tuesday, an Army jawan was killed when Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch. Naik Mahendra Chemjung, who was grievously injured in the Pakistani shelling, succumbed to injuries in Poonch.
Earlier, three minors were killed and 12 civilians injured in cross-border shelling by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch district. Five children were among the injured, the youngest being five-year-old Zobia Kousar.
Pakistan forces have carried out 503 such violations so far in 2017, while in 2016, it 228 for the entire year, according to the Army figures.