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Pakistan Army violates ceasefire at LoC again

August 30, 2013 13:05 IST

After a two-day lull, the Pakistan Army again violated the ceasefire by targeting forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu district, drawing retaliation from Indian forces.

"Pakistan Army opened indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on forward posts along the LoC in Pallanwala sub-sector in Jammu district around 2330 hours last night," a senior Army officer said.

Pakistan Army fired from small and automatic weapons on the forward posts along LoC.

Indian troops guarding the borderline used similar calibre weapons and strongly retaliated, triggering fierce exchanges which continued till midnight, he said.

There was no loss of life or injury to any one in the fresh firing.

There was no firing or ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC from 3.15 pm on August 27 to 11.30 pm on August 29.

Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire on August 27 by firing on Indian posts along the LoC in Bhimber Gali sub-sector of Poonch district.

There has been almost daily firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani Army in the Poonch-Rajouri sector since August 6, with a total of over 30 ceasefire violations recorded in August.

Six jawans have been killed and 10 injured in ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistan troops on forward posts, civilian areas and patrolling parties along the Indo-Pak border in August.

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