Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Poonch sector

The Pakistani troops resorted to indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, and mortars.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2017 5:56 pm
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Pakistan on Saturday resorted to ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC)  in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, according to news agency ANI. The Pakistani troops resorted to indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons, and mortar shelling.

According to a PTI report, the ceasefire violation comes days after an attack by a Pakistani special forces team that sneaked 600 metres across the LoC into the Poonch sector and killed two Indian jawans and lost one Border Action Team (BAT) member in retaliatory action

According to a Defence spokesperson, the firing started from 11.30 am on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Poonch sector and stopped at 2.10 pm. “The Indian troops returned the fire strongly and effectively,” he added.

Earlier on Friday, an infiltration bid was foiled and two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in Kupwara’s Keran sector, hours after killing three Lashkar terrorists in Pulwama. The Pakistani troops also violated ceasefire in Poonch sector’s Khari Karmara the same day.

On June 16, Pakistan violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts along the LoC in Naushera sector of Rajouri district of J&K, killing an Indian Army jawan. There have been 19 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the international border in Jammu region in June in which one civilian was killed and seven others injured.

With PTI inputs
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