"This is the fifth ceasefire violation by the Indian forces in the past 12 days resulting in the martyrdom of 11 civilians, including five women, and injuries to 37 others", he said.
He said that five children are among the injured, the youngest being five-year-old Zobia Kounsar who was airlifted to Jammu in a helicopter.
Ten of the injured belong to Dighwar sector while other two hail from Kerni sector. He identified the deceased boy as Israr Ahmad of Karni sector. In the exchange of fire, Naik Mahendra Chemjung was grievously injured and succumbed to injuries, he said. A week ago Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat had said, "We will bury them (the infiltrators) 2 feet below the ground if they try to cross the borders".
The Ministry also showed strong concern over continued unprovoked firing by Pakistan security forces across LoC and global boundary in violation of 2003 Ceasefire Understanding. The writer is reluctant to meandering into security considerations such as securing rivers' water or highlighting the presence of over half million Indian troops in Indian-occupied Kashmir. "On one hand, it is showing white flags but on the other, targetting innocent civilians".
In a major boost for the security forces, the BSF had on September 30 detected a 14-foot-long tunnel in Jammu's Arnia sector. 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. New Delhi says Pakistan initiates cross-border firing, Islamabad denies the allegation and says it only provides diplomatic support to the Kashmiri struggle for the right to self-determination.