J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch sector

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Pakistan Army on Monday violated ceasefire along the line of control (LoC) at 1345 hours in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, by resorting to firing on forward posts. Indian Army is retaliating.

J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch sector

Earlier on September 9, Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire along the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, by resorting to firing on forward posts.

The firing from across the border in Debraj, Krishna Ghati and Ishapur in Mendhar sector started around 10.30am, prompting retaliation by Indian troops guarding the border, a police official said.

The year 2017 has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces. Till 1 August, there were 285 such violations by the Pakistan Army, while in 2016 the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to the Army figures.

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