Pak violates ceasefire in J-K’s Akhnoor, firing still on

Pakistan violated ceasefire on Saturday morning in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor district.According to reports, intermittent firing is on since 4 am.

On Friday, Pakistan army opened small-arms fire on Indian posts in Chapriyal and Samwan along the Line of Control. The firing comes amid tensions between India and Pakistan over militant activity along the border. On Thursday, the Indian army announced that it carried out a surgical strike on seven terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control.

The strikes were India’s first direct military response to the attack on the Uri army baseearlier this month that killed 18 Indian soldiers and was blamed on Pakistan-based militants.

India had so far taken diplomatic measures to pressure Pakistan into action against those militants taking shelter in its country. These included its strong statement at the 71st United Nation General Assembly in New York earlier this month, and India dropping out of the Saarc summit that was to be held in Islamabad in November.

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