Pakistani army violates ceasefire again, shells LoC in Rajouri district

An army official said Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 8.30 am on Thursday in Sunderbani sector along LoC.
An Indian army officer said troops retaliated to Pakistani firing effectively and strongly due to which firing stopped two-and-a-half hours later.(PTI/Photo for representation)
An Indian army officer said troops retaliated to Pakistani firing effectively and strongly due to which firing stopped two-and-a-half hours later.(PTI/Photo for representation)
Published on Apr 26, 2018 05:51 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Jammu | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistani army on Thursday violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir with mortar shells and gunfire.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0830 hours today (Thursday) in Sunderbani sector along LoC,” an Army officer said.

The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively, he said adding the firing stopped at 1100 hours.

There has been a spurt in the ceasefire violations along the LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir this year, resulting in the death of 30 persons, including 16 security personnel, in over 650 such incidents.

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