Pak violates ceasefire, India retaliates strongly in Poonch

POONCH (J&K): In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops fired on Indian positions along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector, forcing Indian troops to retaliate strongly, a defence spokesman said on Sunday.

Pakistani troops fired on Indian forward posts along LoC in Krishna Ghati, Balakote andHamirpur belts of Poonch district around 2345 hours last night, defence spokesman S N Acharya said.

Pakistan used heavy calibre weaponry apart from mortars and rockets to target Indian positions forcing troops guarding the borderline to retaliate effectively, he said.

There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

There have been 13 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in past eight days, Army officials said.

70 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have taken place this year from January 1 to August 5, which is 85% more than those during the same period last year, they added.

By Time Of India


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