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Pak troops violate ceasefire yet again along LoC in Pooch

October 11, 2013 12:55 IST

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control in the Poonch district of Jammu region on Friday morning.

A defence spokesman said that Pakistan troops used 82mm mortars, automatic and small arms fire to target Indian posts in the Barasingha and Hamirpur areas of LoC in Mendhar sector.

“The firing started at 8.30am and is still continuing. We retaliated strongly with machine calibre weapons. Intermittent firing still going on,” he added.

Pakistan troops had also violated the ceasefire on Thursday in the same sector of the LoC. He said there was damage or casuality on Indian side.

The bilateral ceasefire along the LoC and international border had come into force in November 2003.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar