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Pak targets Indian posts in Poonch, violates ceasefire

September 18, 2012 12:04 IST

Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistan troops targeted five Indian posts with rockets and heavy machine gun fire along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistani troops fired Rocket Projectile grenades and opened indiscriminate small and heavy weaponry firing on

Indian posts in Krishangati forward areas along LoC late last night", PRO, Defence (Jammu) S N Acharya said on Tuesday.

The Pakistani troops fired 1,800 rounds from light and heavy machine guns besides other weapons from 2215 hours late on Monday night, he said, adding the firing continued till 2315 hours.

Pakistani troops from their posts of Daku, Roza, Khair and Battal fired on five Indian Posts of Dogra, Chajamun, Gorda, Kripan and Kranti.

Troops guarding the borderline fired back, he said, adding there was no casualty or injury to anyone in the firing exchange.

Pakistan has violated the ceasefire 18 times in the past nearly one-and-a-half month.

On September 10, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire by firing RPGs and opening indiscriminate small arms firing on Indian posts in Nangi-Tikri foward areas along LoC in Poonch sector.

On August 21, Pakistan troops targeted three Indian posts of Narayanpur, Pindi and Stop-2 posts along International Border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

On August 19 and 20, Pakistani Rangers had fired on Indian posts of Mala Bela, Garkhal, Sidra camp and Naka Number-10 along IB in Akhnoor sector of Jammu sector, in which one Pakistani intruder was killed.

On August 19, Pakistan troops had violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts in Krishnagati belt along LoC.

There were 39 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year.

Pakistan had violated the ceasefire 51 times last year.

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