2 jawans among 5 hurt in Pak firing
At least five people, including two Border Security Force jawans, received injuries in fresh exchange of fire from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector late on Wednesday evening.
In Jammu Pak rangers also opened fire along the International Border and targeted forward posts and civilian areas of Pargwal in Akhnoor sector.
The firing in the area started around 3.00 pm and continued till late evening intermittently. On both the fronts, Indian jawans retaliated effectively to silence Pak guns. Eyewitness reports claimed the Indian Army gave befitting reply to the Pakistan Army in Degwar and Sawjiyan area of Poonch.
According to BSF authorities, "Two jawans received minor injuries in cross LoC firing in Sawjiyan area of Poonch on Wednesday".
Senior BSF authorities confirmed the nature of injuries were not serious adding the jawans were coming on foot from their forward posts to receive medical treatment.
According to ground reports, three civilians were also hurt in Degwar area of Poonch in intense shelling during the day.
According to local residents in Poonch the intensity of the cross LoC firing has once again sent shock waves among them as Pak army targeted civilian areas by firing long range mortars . Several shells landed close to Poonch town and people were seen standing on their rooftops to witness the intensity of the shelling in the area.
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