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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, resorts to shelling, firing along LoC in Nowshera sector

  • At about 5.15 pm, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Nowshera sector

  • They resorted to shelling with mortars and firing of small arms

  • According to an Indian Army spokesperson, the security forces have retaliated strongly and effectively

Jammu: Pakistan violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district on Sunday, officials said.

 Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmirs Rajouri district, resorts to shelling, firing along LoC in Nowshera sector

File image of Jammu and Kashmir. PTI

"At about 17.15 hours (5.15 pm), Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms along the LoC in Nowshera sector," a defence spokesperson said.

"Pakistan continues with its nefarious designs along (the) LoC. Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively," the spokesperson said in a brief statement.

A police official said dozens of mortars were fired by Pakistan from across the LoC, hitting several villages, including Kalsia, Manpur and Ganiya.

No one was injured in the shelling that was still continuing when last reports were received, the official added.

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Updated Date: Feb 24, 2019 22:15:53 IST