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Pakistan army opens indiscriminate shelling along LOC, 1 civilian injured

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Jammu: The shelling by Pakistan army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district injured one civilian on Friday.

“One civilian identified as Muhammad Ashraf, son of Gul Muhammad Bheroti of Basooni village, was seriously injured in Pakistan shelling in Balakot sector today (Friday). The injured was shifted to hospital for treatment,” a police official said.

He added that indiscriminate shelling from Pakistan side started at 6.30 A.M. and the Indian Army also started appropriate retaliation.

( With inputs from IANS)

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Pakistan Rejects Any Link to Kashmir Terror Attack

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of "grave concern".

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of "grave concern" and it had been condemning "heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley". Pixabay

Pakistan has denied any involvement in the suicide attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of “grave concern” and it had been condemning “heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley”.

“We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations,” said the statement.

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The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. Wikimedia

The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. It was the worst ever attack on security forces on any single day since a separatist campaign broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.

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India said the JeM was led by “international terrorist” Masood Azhar, who had been given full freedom by Islamabad to operate and expand his terror infrastructure in territories under the control of Pakistan and to carry out attacks in India and elsewhere with impunity. (IANS)

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