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Pakistan violates ceasefire again, fires at Indian posts in Poonch

June 27, 2014 11:52 IST

Pakistani troops violated the bilateral ceasefire at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday night.

Pakistan resorted to heavy firing at Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali-Gambhir forward areas of Poonch around 0035 hours and continued till 1.30 am, a senior Army officer said.  

A Defence spokesman said, “Pakistani troops carried out unprovoked firing using small arms and automatic weapons. Our troops gave a fitting reply using similar caliber weapons. No damage or casualties have been reported from either sides.

India and Pakistan agreed to the ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003. However, there have been several violations since then, especially last year.

Earlier this year too, the Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire along the International Border in Samba district on June 17 and 18 when Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing on 6-HR BoP in Suchetgarh-Kullian forward belt.

On June 13, Pakistan troops had resorted to heavy firing of mortar shells and automatic weapons on Indian posts along the LoC in Mendhar-Bhimber Gali-Keri forward areas in Poonch district. There were 19 incidents of ceasefire violation along the LoC in April-May.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar