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Pak violates ceasefire, fires at Indian posts in Poonch

In this file photo, an Indian soldier guards the border in the Khari area of Poonch district.  

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and fired at three Indian Forward Posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, an Army official said on Saturday.

“There was firing from the Pakistani side along the LoC on three Indian Posts — Kranti-I, Kranti-II and Ghorda in Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch — at around 2330 hours yesterday,” the officer said in Jammu.

The Army retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for half an hour, he said.

“The Pakistani troops fired from their Daku, Chouha and Begum posts,” the officer said, adding that there was no casualty or injury in the firing.

The last such incident was on October 23, 2011, when the Pakistani side had violated ceasefire in the same region.

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