J-K: Heavy firing by Pak troops in Poonch sectors

  • PTI, Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir)
  • Updated: Oct 05, 2014 15:07 IST

Violating the ceasefire for the 10th time in October, Pakistani troops on Sunday opened heavy fire on Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Army troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan effectively responded to the firing.

"Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked and heavy firing on Indian forward posts along LoC in Balnoie sub-sector of Poonch district around 0800 hours", Defence Spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said in Jammu.

There was no causality on the Indian side till reports last came in from the area.

This was the tenth ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir since October 1. There have been seven ceasefire violations along the LoC in Poonch and three along the IB in Jammu.

Pakistani troops had yesterday fired mortar shells along the LoC in Poonch district, drawing equal retaliation from Army.

On October 3, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire four time by shelling forward areas and villages along LoC and International Border in Gulmarg sector of Kashmir Valley and Poonch and Jammu sector in Jammu region in which a girl was killed and six persons were injured.

On October 1 and 2, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire two times along the LoC in Poonch district resulting in injuries to six persons and damage to some houses.

On October two, Pakistani troops had targeted border hamlets in forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district by shelling them with mortar bombs and firing resulting in injuries to six civilians.

There have been over 100 ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control in recent months.

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