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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, Indian Army retaliates

Earlier, A Defence Spokesman Said The Pakistani Troops Targeted The Sector In The Early Hours, Prompting Retaliation By The Indian Army.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 28 Jul 2019, 09:11:16 PM
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New Delhi:

Pakistan, on Sunday, violated ceasefire in Shahpur and Saujiyan Sectors in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. According to the initial reports, at 5 in the evening, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Shahpur & Saujiyan sectors. However, the firing received befitting response from the Indian Army. 

Three Villager including a child injured got injured in the firing.  

Earlier, an Army personnel was killed as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages with mortar shells and small arms along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

This was the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu region in the last three days.  A soldier, manning a forward post, was critically injured in the Pakistani firing in Sunderbani sector and was immediately rushed to the military hospital where he succumbed to injuries, the officials said.

Earlier, a defence spokesman said the Pakistani troops targeted the sector in the early hours, prompting retaliation by the Indian Army. The cross-border firing started around 6.30 am and continued intermittently for several hours, causing panic among the border residents who have been advised to take necessary precautionary measures for their safety, the officials said.

On Saturday, during the visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to different parts of the state, Pakistani troops targeted Mendhar sector of Poonch district causing bullet injuries to a civilian in Balnoi village.

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First Published : 28 Jul 2019, 09:11:16 PM