Day after Pulwama attack, Pakistan again violates ceasefire along LoC; targets defence and civilian facilities in Rajouri's Tarkundi

Pakistan on Tuesday violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district's Tarkundi region, according to several media reports.

 

"They are using small arms, automatics and mortars to target defence and civilian facilities in Tarkundi and Manjakote areas of Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri. Indian positions are effectively and strongly retaliating and heavy firing exchanges are going on between the two sides," a source told IANS.

Representational image. PTi

Representational image. PTi

The attack occurred a day after terrorists attacked an army camp in Pulwama's Kakpora region. No casualties were reported.

 

Authorities on Monday ordered the closure of 84 schools within five kilometres of the LoC in Rajouri district for three days.

On Sunday, four Indian soldiers, including a 22-year-old officer, were killed and four others injured in Pakistani firing on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and Poonch districts.

The Indian Army also said "heavy damage" was inflicted on Pakistan Army posts in retaliatory action.

An Indian Army statement said the Pakistan Army initiated "unprovoked" and "indiscriminate" firing around 3.30 pm in Bhimber Gali sector in Rajouri.

With inputs from agencies


Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 21:22 PM

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