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Updated: January 19, 2010 02:23 IST

Pakistan troops violate ceasefire in Poonch; fire small arms, rockets

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This file picture shows a barbed-wire fence along the Line of Control near Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: V.V. Krishnan
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This file picture shows a barbed-wire fence along the Line of Control near Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

In yet another ceasefire violation along the Line of Control, Pakistani troops on Monday evening fired small arms and rockets on Forward Defence Locations in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior army official said.

Pakistani troops in Kadu post fired small arms and at least five rockets on the Indian Army’s Kranti post in Krishnaghati sub-sector in Poonch from 6.10 pm till 7.40 pm on Monday, he told PTI.

However, there were no casualties or injuries to anyone on our side, he said.

The officer said Indian troops manning the Line of Control also retaliated and there was a brief exchange.

It appears that the firing was aimed to cover infiltrating militants from Pakistan side, he said.

Troops have further intensified patrolling and are keeping a close watch on the movement despite the thick fog along the LoC.

Earlier in the day, BSF troops had foiled two infiltration bids by militants along the India-Pak border in Jammu region.

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