J&K : Pakistani troops violates ceasefire in Poonch, Indian Army retaliating

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In yet another incident of ceasefire violation on Friday,  Pakistani troops resorted to ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in border Poonch and Rajouri districts. Giving details, sources said that they started firing mortars, automatics and small arms fire in forward Indian positions in Poonch district’s Shahpur sector around 2 pm. The Indian troops were retaliating.

Similarly, in adjoining Rajouri district’s Baba Khori and Kalsian areas of Nowshera, Pakistani troops from across the LoC were resorting to small arms fire since morning.  However,  there have been no damage or casualty on the Indian side.

India and Pakistan troops on Friday exchanged heavy fire along the Line of Control in  (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

A defence official said that the Pakistani Army today resorted to shelling and also fired from small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district which was retaliated strongly by the Indian Army.

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“Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing of small arms and automatic weapons and also shelling from late this afternoon in Shahpur sector of Poonch district along the LoC,” a police officer said.

Indian troops replied back, he said.

On the night of January 3, Pakistan Rangers resorted to sniper fire on a forward post along the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Samba district killing a BSF Head Constable R P Hazra.