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Pak fires rockets at Poonch

india Updated: Feb 15, 2010 00:52 IST
HT Correspondent

In a ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC), 10 rockets were fired allegedly from a Pakistani post at the Krishnaghati sector in Jammu’s Poonch district late on Saturday evening. Indian security forces claimed to have foiled several attempts by militants to enter Jammu and Kashmir from Krishnaghati in the last few months.

“It was an unprovoked ceasefire violation attempt, in which 10 rockets were fired from the Pakistani post on our post, which was retaliated by the army,” a defence spokesperson said on Sunday. “The firing lasted more than two hours. No loss of life was reported.”

The spokesperson said it could not be ascertained if the ceasefire violation was an attempt to facilitate infiltration.

The firing of rockets from across the border would be taken up by Indian authorities at the highest levels with Pakistan, the spokesperson said.