Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

Jammu, Sep 10: There was no let up in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops as they once again resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) along Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations in Bhimber Gali sector of Poonch district last evening," Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said today, adding that "no casualty or damage was reported".


"The area witnessed ceasefire violations by Pakistan army between 7 PM and 9 PM," he added. Forward posts maintained by Pakistan fired towards the Indian side using automatic weapons and heavy machine guns.

"Our side retaliated appropriately but no casualty or damage was reported," Mehta said. Pakistani troops have already violated the ceasefire 10 times in September this year.

Unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops yesterday on Indian forward positions in the Nowgam sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district had left two BSF jawans injured.


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