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Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Kupwara; shells forward areas in Poonch

Six civilians were injured as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam and Tangdhar sectors of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday by resorting to unprovoked firing towards Indian positions, an army official said.

Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation (CFV) along the LoC in Naugam and Tangdhar sectors in Kupwara (district of north Kashmir) by firing mortars and other weapons, the official said.

He said six civilians were injured due to Pakistani shelling in Tangdhar sector while no casualties had been reported from Naugam sector so far.

He said a “befitting response” was given to the Pakistani aggression by the Indian Army.

Shelling in Poonch

The Pakistan Army on Friday opened heavy fire and shelled forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, drawing retaliation from Indian forces, a defence spokesman said.

This is the fourth day that Pakistani forces have violated the ceasefire along the LoC.

“At about 0630 hours, Pak army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & shelling with mortars along LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district”, the spokesman said.

The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, he said.

Pakistani troops have shelled forward areas along the LoC in Qasba, Krishnagati, Balakote, Mankote, Mendhar, Kirni, and sectors of Poonch district and Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district in the last three days.

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