Poonch: Two teenage girls were injured as armies of India and Pakistan traded fire in Sawjiyan sector along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Officials said that Tasvir Akther daughter of Abdul Rashid and Shubeena Akthar daughter of Mumtaz Khan, both residents of Chapprian, Sawjiyan received injuries after some Pakistani shells landed in the residential areas.

A police officer confirmed the injuries and said that both the girls were hospitalised.

The officer said that Pakistani army violated ceasefire by targeting Indian Army’s posts in the area with mortar shells and small arms.

The officer said that the soldiers manning the fence responded strongly.

When reports last came in the cross-border shelling was going on. (GNS)

This post was published on April 12, 2019