Pakistan violates ceasefire, opens unprovoked firing

Updated - October 18, 2016 02:09 pm IST

Published - May 04, 2014 10:45 am IST - Jammu

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Sunday.

“The Pakistani troops violated the bilateral ceasefire resorting to unprovoked firing at our positions on the LoC in Mendhar sector. The firing stated at 11.30 p.m. on Saturday night,” Defence spokesman Col. Manish Mehta told IANS .

“The Pakistani troops used small arms and automatics in the firing. The Indian troops responded with equal calibre weapons,” Mr. Mehta said.

The Indian Army on Sunday foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in the district.

The infiltration bid was second in less than two days along the LoC, an official said.

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