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Soldier injured as Pakistan resorts to unprovoked firing along LoC

With these ceasefire violations, the number of such violations has gone up to six in September.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: September 5, 2015 2:09:58 pm
ceasefire, pak ceasefire, pakistan ceasefire, ceasefire poonch, LoC, pakistan troops ceasefire, pakistan troops, indian army, jammu, kashmir, border, indo pak, india pakistan border, international border, border, border ceasefire, india news A soldier was injured as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked small arms fire at forward Indian positions along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector on Saturday.
Confirming it, a defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta in Jammu said that the firing from across the border came around 7.45 am. “One soldier received minor stone splinter injury,’’ he added.
The Pakistani troops had earlier resorted to unprovoked firing in Hamirpur sector on Friday night. The firing which started around 9.50 pm continued for 25 minutes. However, no one was injured there.
After a brief lull along the LoC in Poonch district, Pakistani troops have resumed unprovoked firing on Indian side for the last three days. On Wednesday night also, they had targeted forward Indian positions in KG Sector with small weapons fire for over two hours beginning 8 pm. The Indian troops had retaliated.
Ever since Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Ufa and reiterated resolve to fight terror, the neighbouring country’s troops and Rangers have stepped up unprovoked firing along the LoC and the international border. The number of ceasefire violations since July last range between 70 to 90 and over 245 since the beginning of current year.
Ten people have so far died and nearly three dozen others injured in the state since August 15.




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