The Hush Post| 19:01 pm |one-minute-read
A Border Security Force (BSF) inspector was martyred and a five-year-old girl was killed and several others injured in intensified mortar shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
Four other BSF jawans were also injured in the shelling as per reports. In all 11 people were injured. Poonch deputy commissioner Rahul Yadav informed media that educational institutions in Shahpur area along the LoC have been ordered to remain be closed as a “precautionary measure”.
Schools falling in shelling range of Shahpur, Mendhar, Kerni, Qasba also remained closed on Monday. The shelling took place in Mankota and Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch.
This incident happened just two days after a civilian received injuries following a ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Saturday night in Poonch’s Mendhar area.
Monday’s incident also comes two days before BJP president Amit Shah is to address rallies in Udhampur and Sunderbani.