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Pak violates ceasefire, targets Indian posts in Rajouri

A soldier patrol along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. File photo  

There is no let-up in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops which indulged in unprovoked firing overnight on Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in Rajouri district.

This is the 19th ceasefire violation in September alone while there have been 97 such incidents this year, the highest in the past five year.

Pakistan troops opened fire from small and automatic weapons on Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in Bamirpur-Bhimbbergali sub-sector of Rajouri district at 2155 hours last night, Defence Spokesman S.N. Acharya said on Sunday.

Army troops, who were guarding the forward belt, responded with matching calibre weapons, resulting in exchanges, which ended around 0200 hours this morning, the spokesman said.

There were no reports of loss of life or injury to anyone Mr. Acharya said.

On September 17, two persons including a BSF jawan were injured when Pakistani army violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked and heavy firing and rocket attacks on seven Indian forward posts along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A civilian was injured in Pak firing in Dera Basi in Mendhar in Poonch sub-sector while a BSF jawan was injured at a forward post in Mendhar.

On September 16, Pakistan troops violated ceasefire twice in Mandi and Garhi sector of Poonch.

Six jawans were killed and 14 persons injured in ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistani troops on forward posts, civilian areas and patrol parties along the border in August.

There were 93 violations of the 2003 ceasefire by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012, 51 in 2011 and 44 occasions in 2010, according to the Defence Ministry.

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