J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch district

Updated on Aug 21, 2020 10:43 PM IST

The ceasefire violation by Pakistan took place at about 06:30pm by firing small arms and shelling with mortars.

Indian Army personnel in Poonch district, Jammu and Kashmir(PTI)
Indian Army personnel in Poonch district, Jammu and Kashmir(PTI)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Pakistan violated ceasefire along the line of control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Friday evening. The ceasefire violation by Pakistan took place at about 06:30pm by firing small arms and shelling with mortars.

“At about 1830 hours today, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and resorting to intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Mankote sector,” news agency PTI quoted defence spokesperson as saying.

Indian Army is also retaliating to the firing in equal measure, the spoksperson also said.

On August 7, Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in Poonch district. A 65 year old man was killed in the incident.

While on August 1, an army soldier was killed in firing by Pakistan in Rajouri sector.

On July 11, two women were killed as Pakistan shelled forward posts and villages along the LoC in different sectors in Poonch district and on July 10, an Army man was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri district.

As relations between India and Pakistan continued to be tense, India had conveyed its concerns over “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the LoC to support the infiltration of terrorists to Pakistan in June.

There have been more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations this year in which 21 Indians have been killed, external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said in June.

(With agency inputs)

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