New Delhi: Hours after the Indian Air Force carried out air strikes against terror camps in Balakot and elsewhere inside Pakistan, the country initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with heavy-calibre weapons at 12 to 15 places along the line of control from 6.30pm onwards, on Tuesday, according to Indian officials. The Indian Army retaliated with full force, which destroyed five Pakistani posts.
Defence ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said, “Pakistani troops were also seen firing mortars and missiles from civilian houses using villagers as human shields,” and added, “… our focused firing resulted in severe destruction of five Pakistani posts and a number of casualties to Pakistani army. Five Indian soldiers sustained minor injuries and of them, two were evacuated to military hospital for medical treatment. Their condition was stable.”
Meanwhile, two Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists were killed in an encounter in Shopian, on Wednesday.