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Pak troops violate truce, target Indian positions

india Updated: Sep 02, 2013 23:20 IST
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After a three-day lull, Pakistani troops on Monday violated the ceasefire twice targeting forward Indian posts with small arms fire in two sub-sectors along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

The Pakistani soldiers opened unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Balakote sub-sector at around 11:13 hours and in Mendhar at 1pm.

The Indian troops fired back effectively and there was no loss of life or damage to property in the two sub-sectors.

"Violating the ceasefire, Pak troops fired from small arms and automatic weapons on Indian forward posts along the LoC in Mendhar sub-sector," defence spokesman SN Acharya said.

"They targeted the Indian posts from 13:00 hours to 14:00 hours drawing strong retaliation from our soldiers," he said.

Earlier, Pakistani troops opened small arms firing on four Indian forward posts in Balakote sub-sector at around 11:13 hours.

The two ceasefire violations took place after three days of lull along the LoC.

Guns fell silent after Pakistani troops fired on Indian positions in Pallanwala sub-sector in Jammu district on August 29.

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