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Pakistan violates ceasefire again

LiveMint logoLiveMint 03-05-2017 Shaswati Das

New Delhi: Pakistan violated the ceasefire in Mankot area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the Indian Army said.

Pakistani troops opened fire at around 3.30am on Wednesday, following which the Indian Army retaliated. The latest ceasefire violation comes within 48 hours of a similar breach along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch’s Krishna Ghati sector.

In Pulwama district, armed militants looted Rs5 lakh from Ellaqayi Dehati Bank and Rs1.3 lakh from the Jammu and Kashmir Bank, the state police said.

Late on Tuesday night, militants also attacked and snatched five rifles from police personnel at a guard post in south Kashmir’s Shopian District Court complex.

On Wednesday morning, Union home minister Rajnath Singh held a high-level security meeting, a day after meeting Jamme and Kashmir governor N.N.Vohra, to review the situation in the state.

The Indian Army on Monday accused Pakistan of killing and mutilating two soldiers along the LoC. The Indian Army has vowed to avenge the actions.

“On Tuesday the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had gone to the Line of Control to assess the situation and speak to the troops deployed there. The home minister has also been taking stock of the situation to manage the situation in the valley and in the border areas,” said a senior home ministry official, requesting anonymity.

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