Soldier on leave critically injured in alleged Pak shelling in Poonch

M S Nazki

Poonch, Feb 28 : A soldier, who had come home on leave, was injured in an alleged shelling by Pakistan along the line of control in Krishna Ghati sector at Mankote in Mendhar Sub Division of this frontier district on Thursday.

A senior police official told GNS that a shell fired by Pakistan army, landed in premises of the house of the soldier— Zakir Hussian (Lance Naik of 3 Jakli) son of Abdul Aziz as a result of which he suffered serious injuries and was shifted to SDM Mendhar.

BMO Mendhar Dr Pervaiz Ahmad Khan told GNS that after initially admitting Zakir, he was referred to district hospital in “critical” condition. Zakir is posted in Kupwara district of north Kashmir and had returned home recently on leave, officials said.

The incident of shelling took place in the afternoon and as per reports, the Pakistan and Indian armies have been exchanging mortars and firing small arms along the sector for past couple of days and it continued intermittently. (GNS)

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