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Pakistan continues ceasefire violations, opens fire along LoC in J-K

Pakistani troops opened fired along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors.

india Updated: Jun 15, 2017 15:19 IST
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An Army jawan patrolling at the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)

Pakistani troops began firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sectors in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday with the Indian army retaliating to the attacks.

“Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0620 hours in Krishna Ghati sector,” defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said.

He also informed that firing of small arms, automatics RPG , recoilless rifles and mortars started in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district from 0845 hours .

“Since 1st June, this is ninth ceasefire violation done by Pakistan army and in last 72 hours this is the sixth ceasefire violation,” he said.

The Army said the situation was under control and there was no report of any casualty.

The entire area along LoC, especially Rajouri and Poonch, has become more volatile after the Indian army said two jawans were beheaded by Pakistan forces on May 1.

First Published: Jun 12, 2017 08:50 IST