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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor sector, India retaliates

Pakistan On Tuesday Again Violates Ceasefire In Jammu And Kashmir's Akhnoor Sector Around 3:20 Pm Onwards. However, Indian Army Is Retaliating Effectively.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Assem Sharma | Updated on: 12 Mar 2019, 03:54:47 PM
Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor sector, India retaliates (file photo)

New Delhi:

Pakistan on Tuesday again violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor sector around 3:20 pm onwards. However, Indian army is retaliating 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.

Last week, amid continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Indian Army on Wednesday warned it ‘not to target civilian areas’. The Army said that situation along the Line of Control (LoC) is relatively calm after that, however, the ceasefire violations continue. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan army on Wednesday targeted dozens of forward posts and villages with artillery guns along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch districts, officials said.

The intense shelling and firing from across the border continued throughout the night in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, while it started in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in the early hours of Wednesday, they said.


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First Published : 12 Mar 2019, 03:24:26 PM