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Pakistan again violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

Pakistan targeted military and civilian facilities in nearly a dozen areas of Balakote sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2018 09:17 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Smoke rises due to a mortar shell fired by Pakistan near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.(PTI)

The Pakistan Army resorted to overnight heavy shelling and firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials said on Wednesday.

Using small arms, automatics and mortars, they targeted military and civilian facilities in nearly a dozen areas of Balakote sector late on Tuesday, defence ministry sources said.

“The Indian positions retaliated effectively. Firing exchanges continued for nearly two hours,” the sources said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Pakistan Army had resorted to ceasefire violations on the LoC in Rajouri district.

However, except for damages to some civilian houses, no casualty had occurred on the Indian side, the sources added.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 09:17 IST