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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch sector

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 10 Mar 2019, 12:27:50 PM

New Delhi:

Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Balnoi and Mankote areas of the Poonch sector Jammu Kashmir on Sunday around 4.30 am onwards by resorting to shelling with mortars and firing of small arms. The Indian Army retaliated and firing stopped around 7.30 am. The Indian Army retaliated effectively. On Saturday, Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district. Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire along the LoC on Saturday by targetting forward post in Keri Battal area of Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has used heavy artillery guns prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Indian Army. 

Earlier on Friday, Pakistan violated ceasefire along Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, breaking a two-day long lull in the border skirmishes.

There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan after India's preemptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Balakot on February 26 following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

 Four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured as Pakistan targeted over 80 villages in over 100 incidents of ceasefire violations along the LoC in the state since then.

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First Published : 10 Mar 2019, 09:07:42 AM