Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch sector; India retaliates

Jammu: Pakistan on Thursday violated the ceasefire by shelling mortars and opening fire on forward posts along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

Tension are high on LoC after India reportedly attacked Pak forward posts on 9 May. Image Credit: Firstpost/Shahid Tantray

Tension are high on LoC after India reportedly attacked Pak forward posts on 9 May. Image Credit: Firstpost/Shahid Tantray

The exchange of fire was going on when last reports came in.

"Pakistan Army resorted to mortar shelling and firing on forward posts along the LoC in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district from 07.30 hours", a defence spokesman said.

Pakistani troops also opened fire along the LoC in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district from 07.40 hours, he said.

"The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively and the firing is presently on", he said.

On 17 May, Pakistan Army had fired on forward posts along the LoC in Balakote sector in Rajouri district.

The Pakistan Army had shelled forward areas and civilian belts along the LoC in Rajouri district on 15 and 16 May.

The firing and shelling by the Pakistan Army in May this year has affected over 12,000 people.

The Pakistani Army had on 13 May pounded civilian areas and forward posts along the LoC in Nowshera area with mortars, killing two civilians and injuring three.


Updated Date: Jun 01, 2017 11:57 AM

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