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Friday, Dec 13, 2019

Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Poonch district

The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing of small arms and automatic weapons and shelling.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2018 20:23 IST

Press Trust of India, Jammu
(PTI file)
         

The Pakistani Army on Friday resorted to shelling and also fired from small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

The Indian Army retaliated strongly.

“Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing of small arms and automatic weapons and also shelling from late this afternoon in Shahpur sector of Poonch district along the LoC,” a police officer said.

Indian troops replied back, he said.

On the night of January 3, Pakistan troops had resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and mortars along the LoC in Rajouri sector.

The same morning, Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire and resorted to sniper fire on a forward post along the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Samba district killing BSF Head Constable RP Hazra.