Pakistan army again violates ceasefire in Poonch district

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.

“The BSF retaliated and firing exchanges continued in the area till 4.50 a.m. today (Tuesday),” the spokesman said.

The Pakistan Army also violated the ceasefire on Monday by firing on the LoC in Balakot sector of Poonch district. The firing began at 7 p.m. and ended around midnight, he said.

“Our troops retaliated effectively using similar calibre weapons at all these places,” he added.

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