Couple killed in cross firing in Poonch

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There have been 23 incidents of ceasefire violations, one BAT (Border Action Team) attack and two infiltration bids by Pakistan in June in which four people, including three jawans, have been killed and 12 injured.

Husband, wife killed as armies of India and Pakistan trade fire on LoC in Poonch sector of Pirpanjal region of Kashmir, reports said. Identifying the deceased as Mohammad Showkat and his wife Safia Bi, sources said that both were sitting inside their house when a Pakistani shell pierced through their roof and fell near them.

Sources said there was indiscriminate firing on the Indian side in Chakkan Da Bagh and Khari Karmara areas. The Defence Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told media outlets, "The firing which started from 6.30 a.m., is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating".

Even on Eid-ul Fitr on June 26, the Pakistani army fired small arms and automatic weapons and shelled mortars along the LoC in the Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri.

Last month, Pakistan Army responded to continued ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the LoC, killing five Indian soldiers and wounding several more in the Tatta Pani sector near Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

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