Pakistan violates ceasefire violation in Poonch
JAMMU: Heavy shelling and firing has been reported at four spots on the Line of Control in Jammu’s Poonch sector.
Reports of the ceasefire violation started coming in early Monday morning, with even sounds of Pakistan’s shelling being heard in the town of Poonch.
Police officials said the heaviest shelling was noticed in Digwar, Malti and Gulpur of Poonch. Indian jawans are responding to the ceasefire violation and until now, no loss of life has been reported among Indian troops.
The Pakistan Army again resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Monday at Indian positions on the Line of Control in Poonch district.
Army spokesperson Lt. Col Manish Mehta told IANS that the Pakistan Army used 82 mm mortars and automatic weapons to violate the ceasefire.
The Pakistan shelling and firing started at 6.40 a.m. and the Indian troops were “effectively responding”, Mehta said, adding that intermittent firing exchanges were still on. No casualty or damage has so far been reported from the Indian side.
Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire on Sunday too in the Krishna Ghati and Chakan Da Bagh sectors.
A mortar fired by the Pakistan Army landed and exploded inside the trade facilitation centre in Chakan Da Bagh on Sunday resulting in minor damage to one of the buildings there.
The trade facilitation centre at Chakan Da Bagh is the nerve centre of the cross LoC trade between India and Pakistan.