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Pak troops violate ceasefire in Poonch

india Updated: Sep 22, 2009 01:23 IST

In yet another violation of the ceasefire, Pakistani troops fired nearly 135 rounds on several Indian forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday night, but there were no casualties.

Pakistani troops fired intermittently from nine of their posts on Indian forward positions in Mendhar and Krishan Ghati sectors from 7.55 pm- 8.20 pm, Brigadier General (Staff), 16 Corps, Gurdeep Singh Puri said. “There were no casualties,” he said, adding Indian troops did not retaliate.

“Nearly 15 rounds were fired from each Pakistani post on Manji Takri and Sabri Gali forward posts,” the officer said, adding, “We will lodge a strong protest soon.”

A Pakistani army major, responding to queries during the exchange of sweets between the troops of both sides at Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point to mark Eid, said the firing was resorted to by militants.