Fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J-K
In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan targeted Jammu and Kashmir's Jourian sector late on Wednesday night and intermittent firing continued for close to six hours.india Updated: Oct 31, 2013 14:44 IST
In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan targeted Jammu and Kashmir's Jourian sector late on Wednesday night and intermittent firing continued for close to six hours.
The firing began around 7.45 pm on Wednesday and continued into the wee hours of Thursday.
“Pakistan again violated ceasefire agreement by firing in Jourian sector of Akhnoor last night. The firing started at about 7.45pm and went on till 1.30 pm. There was no loss on Indian side,” defence spokesperson Col RK Palta said.
Akhnoor is situated in the Jammu district, about 40 km from the Jammu city.
The area is equally divided between International Borer and Line of Control.
The LoC begins from Sangam post, which is at some distance from Pargwal area along IB which witnessed heavy firing by Pak Rangers last week.
The firing took place two days after Pak Rangers assured BSF officials that they will hold fire to allow farmers to tend their fields till the zero line.
The assurance was given at a flag meeting held on Tuesday.
Firing was reported along Gambhir area of Poonch’s Bhimbher Gali sub-sectors on the same day.
The fresh incidents of firing have again put a question mark on the safety of farmers who had gone back to their fields only after assurances from the Pakistan side.
First Published: Oct 31, 2013 13:43 IST