Pakistan Army violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district

Jammu: Pakistan Army on Wednesday violated ceasefire again by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing on civilian areas along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"Pakistan Army initiated ceasefire violation by resorting to small arms, automatics, and mortar firing in Noushera sector in Rajouri district from 18:15 hours on Wednesday", a defence spokesperson said.

The Indian Army retaliated effectively, he said.

On 11 February, Pak troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling in forward areas and villages in Rajouri and Poonch.

Earlier, a woman, Parveen Akhter, was killed when she was hit by a bullet fired by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Noushera area on 10 February.

On 9 February, three army jawans were injured in intermittent firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Poonch district.

On 8 February, a 45-year-old woman was killed in shelling by the Pakistani troops along the LoC in the KG sector of Poonch.

A total of 19 persons, including ten security personnel and nine civilians, have died and over 75 injured in Pakistani shelling along LoC and IB in Jammu region this year.

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Updated Date: Feb 14, 2018 21:45:58 IST

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