Pakistan violates ceasefire for fourth time in this month

Pakistani troops also fired Pika rifle rounds and the firing continued for 20 minutes.

Written by PTI | Jammu | Published: July 23, 2013 2:33 pm

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district,the fourth violation this month.

The Pakistani troops opened small arms firing at Indian posts in forward area along LoC in Poonch district at 2230 hours last night,Defence PRO Col R K Palta said.

The Pakistani troops also fired Pika rifle rounds and the firing continued for 20 minutes.

Indian troops guarding the border also retaliated,resulting in exchanges,but there was no loss of life or injury to anyone,Palta said.

Earlier on July3,Pakistani troops fired at policemen,who had gone to LoC at Sabzian in Poonch to collect the body of a Pakistani intruder killed in IED blast.

The Pakistani troops had again fired at Indian soldiers on July 8 while they were trying to evacuate injured porters along LoC in Poonch.

On July 12,Pakistani Rangers opened fire at Indian forward posts in Pindi belt along International Border (IB) in Jammu district.

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