Pak violates ceasefire for fourth time in July

Posted By: PTI
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Jammu, July 23: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, the fourth violation this month.

The Pakistani troops opened small arms firing at Indian posts in forward area along LoC in Poonch district at 2230 hours last night, Defence PRO Col R K Palta said.

The Pakistani troops also fired Pika rifle rounds. The firing continued for 20 minutes last night, Col Palta said. Indian troops guarding the border also retaliated, resulting in exchanges, he said.

There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing, the PRO said. This is the fourth ceasefire violation this month. On July 3, Pakistani troops fired at policemen, who had gone to LoC at Sabzian in Poonch to collect the body of a Pakistani intruder killed in IED blast.

The Pakistani troops had again fired at Indian soldiers on July 8 while they were trying to evacuate injured porters along LoC in Poonch. On July 12, Pakistani Rangers opened fire at Indian forward posts in Pindi belt along International Border (IB) in Jammu district.


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