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HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC in Kashmir

IANS  Jammu, July 01, 2014
First Published: 16:10 IST(1/7/2014) | Last Updated: 16:12 IST(1/7/2014)

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions late Monday night on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

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Defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS in Jammu: "Pakistan army used small arms and automatic weapons to target our positions in Mendhar sector of the LoC late yesterday (Monday).

"The firing started from the Pakistan side at 11.35 p.m. yesterday (Monday). Our troops responded to the Pakistani fire using same calibre weapons.

"The firing exchanges continued in the area till 12 a.m. There was no casualty or damage on our side".

Pakistan troops have been violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed between the two countries in November 2003.

Indian army and the intelligence agencies accuse Pakistan of resorting to ceasefire violations to facilitate infiltration of armed guerrillas into Jammu and Kashmir.


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