Pak targets forward posts, villages along LoC in Poonch

Category : India News
Updated On : February 12, 2019 10:23 AM
By Indian Times Daily

In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops on Monday targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

          Army however, said that they gave strong and befitting reply to the ceasefire violation.

          “The exchange of fire between the two sides continued for nearly seven hours, causing panic among the locals”, said Army officials.

          They said Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing from light and heavy weapons in Kerni sector, adding, “no injury or damage was reported on own side.”

          On February 9, an Army jawan suffered injuries in a sniping shot fired from across the border in incident of ceasefire violation by the Pakistan on the Line of Control in Rajouri district.

          Earlier on February 5, Pakistan fired shells along bordering villages close the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch.

          Pakistan on January 27 also violated ceasefire by firing unprovoked in Poonch district.

          However, there was no exchange of sweets between Indian and Pakistani Armies on the LoC on Republic Day this year.

          Pakistan continued its nefarious activities along the LoC also on January 25 and 24 as they initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by small arms fire and also shelling with mortars in Mendhar Sector of Poonch.

          Earlier on January 20, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire along international border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua while BSF troops responded by limited fire.

          On January 18 also Pakistan fired small arms and violated the ceasefire on international border and on January 15, a BSF attained martyrdom in sniper fire from across the border along international border in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

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