Poonch: villagers terrified over relentless ceasefire violations by Pak (Update)

Poonch, Sept.16 (ANI): Fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan are underway in Balakote and Hamirpur sectors of Poonch. Residents in villages along the border are scared for their lives after Pakistan fired at Indian posts on Wednesday morning just days after a ceasefire agreement between the Director Generals of both border forces.

Villagers in the Poonch district of northern Jammu and Kashmir said the shelling started at around 7.30 am forcing everyone to take cover in their homes. They added that Indian forces retaliated to the firing.

“There was a lot of firing in the morning. Some bullets fell on the school here, some in our homes,” said a resident, Rakesh.

No causality has been reported so far but the residents, especially children were left scared. Schools were also shut for the day.

“The school was shut immediately to prevent any mishaps. The situation is very tense right now. People and children are very scared,” said another villager, Ajit Singh.

The firing is on with the Indian forces retaliating. (ANI)

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