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Pak Army fires at six Indian forward posts

Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistan Army fired at six Indian forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2013 17:21 IST

Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistan Army fired at six Indian forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.


Pakistan troops opened fire with small and automatic weapons and used mortar shells to target forward Indian posts along the LoC in Mandi and Garhi sub-sectors of Poonch district around 11: 30pm late last night, a defence spokesman SN Acharya said on Monday.

Indian troops retaliated effectively and the exchanges stopped around 3:45am, Acharya said, adding that there was no report of any loss of life or injury in the firing.

There were two-ceasefire violations during the night in two sub-sectors of Poonch and three violations in less than 24 hours.

Six Indian posts came under fire by Pakistan troops, which fired from their five posts, the reports said.

"There was heavy night-long firing and shelling of mortars. It was very intense," Poonch town resident Harbajan Singh said.

Pakistan troops had violated the ceasefire on Sunday by firing on the forward posts along the LoC in Mendhar sub-sector of Poonch district from 6:25am to 10am.

There have been over 90 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops since January 1.

Six jawans were killed and 13 people injured in the ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistani troops in forward posts, civilian areas along the border in August.