Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector, no casualties reported

Jammu: Pakistani troops on Thursday fired from small arms at forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

There are no reports of any casualty in the firing.

A senior police officer said Pakistani troops opened fire at forward areas in Khadi Karmara along LoC in Poonch sector on Friday morning.

The Pakistani Army had targeted the Poonch sector by initiating unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars on 4 October. Three army jawans had suffered injuries in the incident.

On 3 October, an army jawan was killed when the Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch.

Pakistani troops have opened fire on Indian territories more than 600 times till 30 September killing eight civilians and 16 security personnel.

There were nearly 450 ceasefire violations in 2016 in which 13 civilians and as many security personnel were killed.

Updated Date: Oct 13, 2017 10:00 AM

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