Pakistan shells areas along LoC in Poonch, man injured

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 31, 2020, 01.09 PM(IST)

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Mohammad Yasir, a resident of Gohlad, received splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near his house in the early hours of Sunday, the officials said.

A 25-year-old man was injured in overnight mortar shelling by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.

The shelling in Mendhar and Balakote sectors started around 11 pm on Saturday and continued till 4:50 am, the report said quoting the officials.

Mohammad Yasir, a resident of Gohlad, received splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near his house in the early hours of Sunday, the officials said.

They said over half a dozen villages in forward areas were hit by the overnight shelling, resulting in partial damage to two houses.

The shelling was intense in Mendhar sector.

The Indian Army effectively retaliated but the casualties on the Pakistani side could not be ascertained immediately, the official said.

(With inputs from PTI) 

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