Pak violates ceasefire, opens fire on LoC in Poonch

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Jammu, Sep 19 (UNI) In the latest incident of ceasefire violation, bullets were fired indiscriminately on the forward post on the Indian side from across the border as Pakistan again violated ceasefire agreement in twin areas of Poonch district during the last 24 hours, official sources here today said.

The bullets were fired from the Kalu Di Dheri (KDD) Post in Pakistan on Chopra Post on this side of the border in Sabzian area of tehsil Mandi on the Line of Control, sources added.

''Around 200 UMG rounds and four RPG rounds were fired on the Indian Post from across the border early today for around two hours from 0600 hrs to 0800 hrs,'' sources told UNI.

Pakistan also opened fire on the Indian side in Krishna Ghati area of tehsil Mendhar.

''The fire was opened on the Indian Post in Krishan Ghati, which was not retaliated by the Army,'' sources said. The Army, however, denied the incident of crossfiring and there were no reports of any casualty or damage to the property while Army did not clarify whether the Pakistani Army or militants were responsible for firing.

Firing from across the border has become a routine matter as it was for the 34th time in two months, the ceasefire agreement between the two countries under Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) has been violated by Pakistan.

Bullets were also fired yesterday morning in Balakote sector of Poonch district damaging an army vehicle, sources maintained.

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