5 civilians killed in Pakistan firing in Poonch's Balakote sector

WION Web Team
Jammu Published: Mar 18, 2018, 04:18 AM(IST)

File photo. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

At least five civilians killed and two were injured as Pakistani army targeted villages along the Line of Control in Balakote sector, Jammu’s Poonch district on Sunday.

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The official said Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars along the LoC, deliberately targeting villages in Balakote area.

The spokesman said the unprovoked firing and condemnable action by Pakistani Army had caused serious injuries to the civilians and added that army was retaliating.

The firing was still on at the time this report was filed.

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