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Ceasefire violation along LoC, heavy firing after Pak suspends talks

Pakistan fired heavily along the LoC in Poonch on Saturday night. It was the first instance of firing in the last six months in this area.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2016 20:23 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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BSF jawans patrol the LoC. Pakistan’s latest ceasefire violation comes after its abrupt suspension of bilateral talks last week.(HT Photo)

Pakistan opened fire along the LoC in Poonch on Saturday night in the first ceasefire violation in six months.

An Army spokesperson said Pakistan troops started firing heavily on Saturday night which continued until Sunday early morning. Indian troops retaliated in equal measure.

The firing resumed after Pakistan suspended talks between the two nations last week. There have been no instances of firing in the Rajouri-Poonch areas after brigadier level talks between the two armies last October.

The talks were held to diffuse tension along the LoC after six people had died in Pakistan firing last August.

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First Published: Apr 10, 2016 08:41 IST