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Pakistan fires along LoC in Poonch

india Updated: Oct 29, 2013 18:36 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Pakistan has again violated the ceasefire agreement -- agreed upon by the two sides in 2003 -- by firing along the LoC in Poonch district early Tuesday morning, even as a flag meeting between Pakistan Rangers and BSF is likely to take place for defusing tension along the international border.

Defence spokesperson Col RS Palta said Pakistan fired along the Gambhir area in Bhimbher Gali sub-sector at 5am. Army also responded in a calibrated manner and both sides exchanged fire for about two hours. The firing ended at about 7am.

The spokesperson said there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling by Pakistan.

A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed in Pak firing in the Uri sector of the Kashmir region early Monday morning.

Even though there has been no fresh and major incident of firing along the international border in the last three days, Pakistan has resumed firing along the LoC.

J&K shares about 200km international border and about 800km Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan.

The Pakistan Rangers had agreed to the request of the local BSF commander of holding a flag meeting, which is likely to take place on Tuesday. It was for the first time Pakistan agreed to the meeting before declining the offer twice after heightened tension along the international border in Jammu, where about 15 people had been injured in Pakistan firing.