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Pakistan violates ceasefire yet again in J-K’s Rajouri

Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Bhimber Gali sector in Rajouri district.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2017 09:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
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Indian Army soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control in Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI)

Pakistan violated the ceasefire on Monday morning along the Line of Control in Bhimber Gali sector in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The Pakistan Army started firing using small arms, automatics and mortars from 0730 hours, officials said, adding that the Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively.

An Indian Army jawan was killed on Saturday in firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops in Rajouri sector. Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer, 35, from Poonch, was hit during the firing by Pakistani troops,an army spokesman said.

In June, there were 23 incidents of ceasefire violation, one attack by a BAT team and two infiltration bids by Pakistan, in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 12 injured.

First Published: Jul 17, 2017 09:30 IST