Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets army posts in Poonch
The Pakistani Army reportedly opened fire on Indian posts along the 744-km Line of Control in the Saujiyan sector of Poonch district on Wednesday evening.Updated: Sep 28, 2016 21:09 IST
The Pakistani Army opened fire on Indian posts along the Line of Control in the Saujiyan sector of Poonch district on Wednesday evening.
“Around 5:30pm, Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts, prompting Indian soldiers to respond in equal measure,” said an official, who did not want to be named.
Fire was still being exchanged till reports last poured in.
Specifics of exchange could not be ascertained, as the Indian Army is yet to release a statement confirming the incident.
Pakistan is often accused of firing at Indian posts to give cover to infiltrators.
The firing violates the 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan along the international boundary and the LoC — the de facto border that divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two neighbours.
The border skirmish comes as New Delhi and Islamabad are locked in a bitter diplomatic war of words following the Uri terror attack, in which heavily armed militants, believed to be of Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, stormed an army base in Uri, killing 18 soldiers.
Pakistan has denied the allegations even as India claimed to have clinching evidence to support its claims. Representatives of the two countries also presented their case at the United Nations General Assembly recently.
First Published: Sep 28, 2016 20:50 IST