Ceasefire violation along LoC: Pakistani troops shell areas in Rajouri, Poonch districts

Jammu: The Pakistani Army on Wednesday violated ceasefire by resorting to firing and shelling on areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Representational Image. PTI

Representational Image. PTI

The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively, a defence spokesman said. "The Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatic weapons and shelling of mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector
in Rajouri district from 1445 hours," the spokesperson said.

The Pakistani troops also resorted to shelling and firing along the LoC in Balakote belt of Poonch district, reports said, adding that the shells landed in several villages.

In this month, there have been 21 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army in Poonch and Rajouri districts besides a cross-LoC attack and two infiltration bids in which four people including three jawans have been killed.

On 26 June, the occasion of Eid-ul Fitr, the Pakistani Army had resorted to firing by small arms and automatic weapons and shelling of mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri from 2015 hours till midnight.

A day prior to that, the Pakistan troops had resorted to two ceasefire violations in Naushera sector of Rajouri district in which one jawan was injured.

Published Date: Jun 28, 2017 18:52 PM | Updated Date: Jun 28, 2017 18:52 PM

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