J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor sector, resorts to heavy mortar shelling

This is the fourth incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan since India’s surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads along the LoC.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:October 1, 2016 7:41 am
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Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again early on Saturday morning in Pallanwala sector of Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the police said. The intermittent firing has been going on since 4 am. The police said that Pakistan resorted to heavy mortar shelling along the border.

This is the fourth incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan since India’s surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads along the LoC. The Indian Army caused significant casualties to terrorists and those trying to shield them through surgical strikes, the DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh had said. On Thursday also, Pakistan resorted to small arms fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector. The firing, which started around 12.30 am, lasted for an hour.

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Fearing cross fire, a number of people had already shifted to safer places. Nearly 30 per cent of people in Bengalad, Galad and Chak Fakira villages in Samba district have shifted to alternate accommodation or relatives homes, said Sarpanch of Bengalad Ram Lal.

More details are awaited on the ceasefire violation.

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