Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri sector; no casualties reported

Jammu: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday resorted to indiscriminate shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The Pakistani side used small arms, automatics and mortars to target defence and civilian facilities along the LoC in the district, a defence official said.

"Pakistani shelling and firing started at 10.30 a.m. Our positions retaliated strongly and effectively", the official said.

Pakistan's indiscriminate shelling of civilian facilities has forced the authorities to shut 72 schools close to the border in Rajouri and Poonch districts.

Ceasefire violations along the LoC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir have left 21 people, including 12 security personnel, dead and more than 80 others, mostly civilians, injured this year.

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Updated Date: Feb 28, 2018 17:15:01 IST

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