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Pak Army fires at six Indian forward posts

Indian troops retaliated effectively and the exchanges stopped at around 03:45 am.

Written by PTI | Jammu |
Updated: April 8, 2014 12:33:59 pm

Violating the ceasefire again,Pakistan Army fired at six Indian forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district,drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

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Pakistan troops opened fire with small and automatic weapons and used mortar shells to target forward Indian posts along the LoC in Mandi and Garhi Sub-sectors of Poonch district around 2330 hours late last night,Defence Spokesman S N Acharya said on Monday.

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Indian troops retaliated effectively and the exchanges stopped at around 03:45 am,Acharya said,adding there was no report of any loss of life or injury in the firing.

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There were two ceasefire violations during the night in two sub-sectors of Poonch and three violations in less than 24 hours.

Six Indian posts came under fire by Pakistan troops,who fired from their five posts,the reports said.

“There was heavy night-long firing and shelling of mortars. It was very intense”,Poonch town resident Harbajan Singh said.

Pakistan troops had violated the ceasefire,on Sunday,by shooting on forward posts along LoC in Mendhar sub-sector of Poonch district from 0625 hours to 1000 hours.

There have been over 90 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops since January 1 this year.

Six jawans were killed and 13 people injured in ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistani troops in forward posts,civilian areas and patrol parties along the border in August.

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