Ceasefire violation in north Kashmir, Indian posts targeted

  • Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Nov 12, 2014 11:22 IST

The Pakistan army on Tuesday morning fired at Indian posts in north Kashmir's Uri sector. There was no report of any casualty.According to Srinagar-based army spokesperson, the Pakistani troops fired at the Indian posts manning border in Uri Sector in Baramulla district, more than 100 km north of Srinagar, around 8am.

"This was an unprovoked ceasefire violation in Uri Sector. The fired was aimed at our posts," said the spokesman adding, "It was localised".

The army said it "responded appropriately". "No casualty was reported on our side," said the spokesman.

On November 8, a soldier and a 17-year-old girl were killed in the same district.

These ceasefire violations have come two weeks to go for the assembly polls in the state. In the past, the Pakistani troops would fire at Indian posts to provide a cover to the sneaking militants. But, of late, Pakistan is trying to internationalise Kashmir issue through such violations.

India has already made it clear to Pakistan that for any dialogue to start between the two countries "ceasefire along the border should be respected."

There was unusual increase in ceasefire violations around Diwali this year in Jammu region.

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