Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistani troops fire at Indian posts along LOC in Rajouri; fifth ceasefire violation in Nov

Jammu: Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Monday night in violation of the ceasefire, police said.

"Pakistani troops resorted to firing in Jhangar forward area from 18.45 hours to 19.00 hours," a senior police officer said, adding that further details were awaited.

Monday's violation of the ceasefire came after a lull of over a week in firing by Pakistani troops at Indian posts.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire for three consecutive days between 15 and 17 November in Jammu and Poonch districts. An Army jawan was injured in the exchange of fire in Poonch.

On 2 November, a BSF jawan was killed when Pakistan Rangers attacked a patrol party along the International Border in Samba district.

A girl was injured when Pakistani troops opened fire from small arms along the LoC in Karmara belt of Poonch district on October 31.

On 18 October, eight civilians, including a two-year-old child, were injured in heavy Pakistani shelling in Poonch.


Updated Date: Nov 28, 2017 07:31 AM

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