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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC, shells Indian Army posts in Poonch

Pakistani Troops Violated The Ceasefire Along The Line Of Control (LoC) In Jammu And Kashmir On Wednesday, The Seventh Such Aggression This Month. The Troops Resorted To Mortar Shelling And Firing On Indian Posts In Poonch District.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Apr 2017, 10:05:13 PM
Indian Army soldiers patrol along the Line of Contol (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. (File Photo)


Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the seventh such aggression this month. The troops resorted to mortar shelling and firing on Indian posts in Poonch district.

"The Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and mortar shelling at 1115 hours on Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch," a senior Indian Army officer said. 

Indian troops deployed on forward posts retaliated. The exchange of fire was continuing till reports last came in. Pakistan has breached the truce seven times this month.

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On Monday, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing and shelling mortars on forward posts in Noushera sector along the LoC in Rajouri district. They had broken the ceasefire in the same sector on April 8, in Poonch district on April 5, in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector on April 4 and twice on April 3 in Balakote and Poonch sectors.

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First Published : 19 Apr 2017, 09:57:00 PM