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After a day-long lull, Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire by firing at forward Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate.

“Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons at our forward posts in Hamirpur sub-sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir around 2100 hours late last night,” Public Relations Officer, Defence said on Wednesday.

Indian troops took positions and responded with equal caliber weapons to Pakistan’s firing which resulted in intermittent exchanges of fire, he said.

“There was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing on this side of LoC,” the PRO said.

There have been 11 ceasefire violation in the past ten days along the Indo-Pak border by Pakistani troops and 13 such violation during this month.

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