Jammu and Kashmir: Indian troops retaliate after Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

Jammu: Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated the ceasefire by shelling mortar bombs on forward posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

This is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last 48 hours.

Representational image. Shahid Tantray/Firstpost

Representational image. Shahid Tantray/Firstpost

"Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing from small arms and fired automatic and mortar shells from 0905 hours on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Poonch sector," a defence spokesman said.

Army troops deployed on forward posts retaliated and the exchange was continuing till last reports came in.

On Tuesday, Pakistani Army fired mortar shells on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri district.

On 3 April, Pakistani troops had shelled mortar bombs on forward posts in Balakote sector of Rajouri district.

In the second ceasefire violation on April 3, Pakistani troops had shelled Indian posts along the LoC in Digwararea in Poonch sector.


Published Date: Apr 05, 2017 12:05 pm | Updated Date: Apr 05, 2017 12:05 pm


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