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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K’s Bimber Gali, Indian Army responds

Defence spokesperson says the Indian Army posts have responded strongly and effectively to the ceasefire violations along the Line of Control.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2017 17:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
Ceasefire violations,Pakistani army,Line of Control
Villagers show the remains of a mortar shell fired by Pakistan at Dabzad village in Poonch district on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)

Pakistani army again violated ceasefire on Wednesday morning by by opening fires along the Line of Control in Bimber Gali sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

The Pakistani Army began indiscriminate fire with small arms, automatics and mortars between 5am and 5.45am on Wednesday, said defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta.

The Indian Army posts have responded strongly and effectively, the spokesman said.

On Tuesday, a third grenade attack took place in Pulwama district on a police station. This attack came minutes after terrorists lobbed grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Pahalgam’s Sarnal.

As many as nine CRPF personnel were injured in a grenade attack on its camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral.

On Monday, a soldier was injured as the Pakistani army targeted Indian posts and forward villages along the LoC in Balnoi area of Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district.

While the LoC has been witnessing heavy fire by Pakistani troops, Pakistani Rangers have also been opening unprovoked fire on the 198 km long international border in Jammu region.

Indian Army says it is being done by Pakistan to facilitate the infiltration of militants into the Indian side.

Pakistan, however, on Monday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner and condemned the alleged firing by Indian troops along the LoC in which three Pakistani civilians were killed.

It said that three civilians were killed in the firing in Chirikot and Hot Spring sectors on June 10 and June 12.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Jun 14, 2017 09:18 IST