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Poonch's DC Tariq Ahmed Zargar said that a 10-year-old boy Asrar Ahmad of Mohalla Qasba in the Kerni area and a 15-year-old girl Yasmeen Akhtar of Kerma village of Dighwar were killed in the shelling.

There was surge in border ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir last month.

A senior police official said Naik Mehandir of 7/11 GR regiment was critically injured when Pakistani troops fired at a forward post in Balakote sector along the Line of Control (LoC) today afternoon. He said that the unprovoked Indian firing resulting in the martyrdom of three civilians and injuries to five others, including a woman.

Last week, Pakistani troops had opened fire in the Poonch and Rajouri sectors. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively.

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Registering its strong protest at the incident, the foreign ministry pointed out to deputy high commissioner Shah that such breaches of truce by Pakistan have become par of the course of late. He was with five-year-old Zobia Kousar who is now battling for her life in the GMC, Jammu.

Lodhi said: "All I can say to them is: do not underestimate Pakistan's resolve and capacity to defend itself". "We have 80,000 people living close to the LoC in the district".

Meanwhile, the Indian Army also succeeded in foiling an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector along the LoC in north Kashmir on Monday morning.

According to The Times of India, firing started on Monday along the border in Poonch district of J&K and the heavy shelling led to major casualties in the region. Eyewitness reports claimed he lost over three dozen goats in the shelling and sustained injuries and was hospitalised.Two other injured were rushed to Jammu via road as they needed advance treatment due to serious splinter injuries. He said that both were killed and that soldiers recovered two weapons from the site.

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