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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

Border Security Force soldiers patrol near the India-Pakistan international border at Sabjiyan sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. File photo  

Pakistan army on Saturday violated the ceasefire again along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir by targeting several Indian positions with small arm fire, the second such incident in the past 12 hours, an Army officer said.

The Pakistan army opened ‘unprovoked’ firing on the Indian army positions in the Shah Pur Kerni area of Poonch sector, the officer said.

He said that the Pakistan army resorted to ‘unprovoked firing’ on the Indian positions this afternoon at around 1:50 pm and the intermittent firing was going on when the reports last came in.

The officer said that the Indian side has effectively retaliated to the firing from across the border.

Saturday’s ceasefire violation is the second such violations on the Line of Control in the past 12 hours.

Pakistan army had resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing on the Indian positions in the Naushera sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday night.

Pakistani Army started “unprovoked” firing on Indian positions at 9:25 pm on Friday night and the firing lasted till 11:45 pm , a Defence spokesman said.

“Our troops effectively retaliated to the unprovoked firing from across the border,” the spokesman said.

He said no loss of life or injury was reported from the Indian side when the reports last came in.

There has seen a sudden spurt of ceasefire violations from across the border this month.

A woman was killed and six others, including two BSF jawans, were injured on July 15 in firing and mortar shelling in Jammu district by Pakistan Rangers.

On July 9, Pakistani troops had fired at a forward border post in North Kashmir killing a BSF jawan.

On July 5, a BSF jawan was killed in Pakistani firing along LoC in Nougam sector in Kashmir Valley

Latest report said that two women got injured in the Pakistani troop attack which targetted the two villages in the district.


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