Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Naugam sector, no casualties reported yet
Pakistani troops on Tuesday opened unprovoked fire on the Naugam sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar: Pakistani troops on Tuesday opened unprovoked fire on the Naugam sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting a strong retaliation by the Indian Army.
It is for the fourth consecutive day that Pakistan has violated the truce agreement along the LoC in the Kashmir Valley.
"Pakistan started unprovoked firing in Naugam sector along the LoC at 9.30 am on Tuesday," an army official said.
He said Indian troops retaliated strongly to the Pakistani action and intermittent exchange of fire was going on till reports last came in.
No casualties have been reported in the ceasefire violation on the Indian side, the official said.
Pakistani troops targetted Indian posts and villages in the Uri sector over the past three days, resulting in the death of a civilian porter and injuries to two women.
Meanwhile, an official order in this regard stated that all government and recognised private schools up to Class 12 that fall in the Jammu division (summer zone) will observe summer vacation from 8 to 25 June as per past practice
Officials said the fire started around 4.15 pm due to a short circuit and was completely controlled by 5 pm
At least three others, including a policeman, were injured in the attack. Security forces have cordoned off the area and further details are awaited, officials said.