Pakistan army again violates ceasefire in Poonch district


Jammu: The Pakistan army violated the ceasefire again on Tuesday with shelling and machine gun fire at three Indian army posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

“The Pakistan army used 82 mm mortars and machine gun fire to target three posts in Hamirpur sector of the LoC today (Tuesday) afternoon,” Defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here.

“Pakistan shelling and firing began at 1 p.m. and is continuing. Our troops are effectively retaliating,” Mehta said.

The Pakistan army earlier on Tuesday indulged in unprovoked firing at both the International Border and the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

A civilian was injured in an overnight ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on the International Border in Jammu district.

Subhash Chander, 38, received a bullet injury in his leg in R.S. Pura sector on Monday night, a senior police officer told IANS here.

He has been shifted to a hospital in Jammu.

Pakistan Rangers targeted Border Security Force outposts with automatic and small arms fire in Suchetgarh area late Monday evening.

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