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Pak troops violate ceasefire along LoC again

August 22, 2013 08:43 IST

Pakistani troops yet again violated the bilateral ceasefire in the Hamirpur area along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu region late on Wednesday evening, a defence spokesperson said.

“Pakistan army firing small arms, automatics and mortars in Hamirpur. Effective retaliation by own troops. Firing in progress. No casualty or damage on own side,” he added.

Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire in the same sector on Tuesday. The firing exchanges had continued for several hours.

The ceasefire violations have triggered tension on the LoC and international border in Jammu region.

 

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar