Pakistan troops target Jammu villages; truce violation in Gulmarg

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Pakistan troops target Jammu villages
Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 4: After shelling border hamlets along the LoC in Poonch, Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing of mortar bombs, small and automatic weapons in Jammu region overnight leaving two persons injured.

The Army said there was also a brief ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gulmarg sector of north Kashmir last night "Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing and shelling of mortar bombs targeting border hamlets and Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the International Border in R S Pura belt of Jammu district since last night", a police officer said today.

In the firing and shelling, four BoPs and Channa, Kako De Kothay, Kodwal and Devigarh villages were hit. Two persons were injured in Kako-De-Kothay village, officer said.

Seven houses suffered partial damage in the firing, the officer said.

BSF troops guarding the border took position and fired back resulting in exchanges which continued till midnight. This is the seventh ceasefire violation in the past four days by Pakistani troops along LoC and IB in Poonch and Jammu districts since October one.

There have been four ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch and the along IB in Jammu. One girl was killed and 10 people injured in firing and mortar shelling along LoC in Sabjian forward belt of Poonch district in the past three days.

In Srinagar, General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt Gen Subrata Saha told reporters today that there was a brief ceasefire violation along the LoC in Gulmarg sector of north Kashmir.

"On the intervening night of September 30 and October 1, the first ceasefire violation took place in Poonch sector. Yesterday, it was in the south of Gulmarg as well. The effects were more pronounced on the Poonch side.It was very much there on our side but comparatively not significant," he said.

PTI

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