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Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch again

May 22, 2012 15:51 IST
In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts along the Indo-Pak border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

There was cross-border firing of UBGL rounds on forward Indian posts in Sabzina belt of Poonch district during early morning on Monday, an army official said.

Troops guarding the border fired back resulting in brief exchanges, he said adding there was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing. This is the 10th ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Indo-Pak border this year and the third this month.

On May 12, Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing along the LoC on the Indian post Kobra in Sabzian belt of Poonch district around 1100 hours.

On May 4, Pakistani troops targeted Indian forward posts by opening fire in Nangitikri belt along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. They fired around 300 rounds.

A total of 105 ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir have taken place since 2010.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister A K Antony said on April 26 that 44 cases of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir were registered in 2010. While there were 51 cases in 2011.

Two army personnel and one Border Security Force soldier died in these violations in 2010, he said.

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