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Pakistan Army violates ceasefire in Pooch district of Jammu and Kashmir

Pakistani troops on Wednesday opened fire and shelled areas along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir

india Updated: Nov 15, 2017 10:28 IST
Press Trust of India
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Press Trust of India, Jammu
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Indian Army jawans patrolling at the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir (PTI File Photo)

Pakistani troops on Wednesday opened fire and shelled areas along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir,drawing heavy retaliation from the Indian Army.

The firing is still on, a defence spokesman said.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortarsfrom 0815 hours in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC)”, the spokesman said.

The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively.

On November 2, Pakistani Rangers fired at a BSF patrol in Samba sector resulting in death of constable Tapan Mondal of the BSF.

First Published: Nov 15, 2017 10:26 IST