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Five-hour firing along LoC ends

india Updated: Oct 31, 2013 14:50 IST
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Five-hour long firing along LoC stopped at about 1.30pm on Wednesday night. Pakistan again fired along LoC in Akhnoor sector last night.

“Pakistan again violated cease fire agreement by firing in Jourian sector last night. The firing started at about 7.45 pm. Intermittent firing continued for about five-hour and stopped at 1.30 pm. There was no loss on Indian side," said defence spokesperson Col RK Palta.

Akhnoor teshilm about 40-km from Jammu city, in Jammu district is about equally divided between international borer and Line of Control. The LoC starts from Sangam posts, which is at some distance from Pargwal area along IB. The area had witnessed heavy firing by Pak Rangers last week.

The firing started two-day after Pak rangers, told BSF officials. He also added that they will hold fire to allow farmers in tending their fields right upto zero line.

The assurance was given by Pak Rangers in a flag meeting held on Tuesday. On Tuesday itself Pakistan had fired along Gambhir area in Bhimbher Gali sub-sectors in Poonch sector.

In Jourian area, the firing disturbed farming activity along the zero line. It has also put question mark on the assurance of Rangers in not targeting farmers coming right upto border, who had only started thinking about going back to their field after flag meeting.