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Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again in J-K, over 20 violations in June

In this month, there have been 21 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2017 20:36 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jammu
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Indian Army jawans patrol along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI File/ Representational Photo)

The Pakistan Army violated ceasefire on Wednesday by resorting to firing and shelling on areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively, a defence spokesman said.

“The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firingof small arms and automatic weapons and shelling of mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector in Rajouri district from 1445 hours today (Wednesday),” the spokesman said.

The Pakistani troops also resorted to shelling and firing along the LoC in Balakote belt of Poonch district, reports said, adding that the shells landed in several villages.

In this month, there have been 21 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army in Poonch and Rajouri districts besides a cross-LoC attack and two infiltration bids in which 4 people including 3 jawans have been killed.

On June 26, the occasion of Eid-ul Fitr, the Pakistan Army had resorted to firing by small arms and automatic weapons and shelling of mortars alongthe LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri from 2015 hours till midnight.

A day prior to that, the Pakistani troops had resorted to two ceasefire violations in Naushera sector of Rajouri district in which one jawan was injured.

First Published: Jun 28, 2017 20:36 IST