Cross-border tensions prevailing at the line of control has prompted the Indian army to retaliate against Pakistan’s increasing ceasefire violation. Pakistan army administrative HQ was targeted along LoC near Poonch by Indian Army in retaliation to Pakistan’s mortar shelling of Poonch and Jhallas on October 23. An explosion occurred at 10.45 am inside the 93rd brigade headquarters at Moti Mahal.
The explosion took place at an army camp in Poonch district, smoke was also seen billowing out of the site. However, no loss of life or property was reported.
Meanwhile, tension continues to build in Jammu and Kashmir valley. Policemen are being threatened. In the latest incident, a police sub-inspector, Imtiyaz Ahmed Mir was shot dead by terrorists on his way home to meet his parents.
Earlier in the day, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Bipin Rawat stated that such activities are undertaken by terrorists only to prove their existence.
Taking a strong stand on this matter which condemning the attack, the Indian Army chief said, "When you start targeting people who are alone, who are unarmed and are spending time with their family on leaves, is a sign of frustration. There is frustration setting in, the terrorists are under pressure. They have to prove that they also exist, and that is why they are doing this."
General Rawat was speaking about the killing of Sub-Inspector Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir of Criminal Investigation Department wing of the police in Srinagar's Sheergadi area. The Kashmir Zone Police confirmed his death through Twitter.
"We have lost SI Imtiyaz of JKP in a terror incident at Pulwama. We condemn this gruesome killing and pay our sincere tribute to the officers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving family at this juncture."
Last week, two terrorists were neutralized by the Indian security forces, though, one jawan was martyred in an encounter in Malganipora area of Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.