The shelling by Pakistan took place along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu: Four people, including two children, were injured Saturday night in heavy firing and shelling by Pakistani troops on civilian hamlets and forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, the defence spokesman said.
Those injured were playing when a shell landed near a house in Sandote in Balakote area, according to the spokesman.
They were identified as 5-year-old Saquib Naseeb, 8-year-old Rafia Naseeb, 15-year-old Tariq Naseeb and 17-year-old Tahira Naseeb and have been shifted to a hospital for treatment.
"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 1945 hours in Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC), deliberately targeting villages of Basauni and Sandot in Balakote area," the spokesman said.
The Pakistani troops shelled forward hamlets of Basauni, Khanater, Sandote, Stukra in Balakote belt, he said.
He said the unprovoked firing and "condemnable action" by the Pakistani Army was being retaliated strongly and effectively. The firing was still on.