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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district

Twenty people were killed in Pakistani shelling along the LoC and the International Border in Jammu division this year.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2018 20:36 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jammu
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Indian troops fired in retaliation after ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army in Poonch district.(PTI File Photo)

Pakistani troops on Sunday violated ceasefire by targeting forward villages and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, police said.

The firing from small and heavy weapons from across the border in the Khari Karmara sector started around 5.25pm and continued for 15 minutes, a police official said. However, there was no report of casualty in the cross-border firing, the official said, adding that Indian troops also fired in retaliation.

Twenty people -- 11 security personnel and nine civilians -- were killed and over 75 others injured in Pakistani shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu division since the beginning of this year.

First Published: Feb 18, 2018 20:35 IST