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Pakistan violates ceasefire, shells LoC posts

LiveMint logoLiveMint 05-04-2017 PTI

Jammu: Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated the ceasefire by shelling mortar bombs on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from Indian troops. This is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last 48 hours.

“Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing from small arms and fired automatic and mortar shells from 9.05am on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Poonch sector,” a defence spokesman said.

Army troops deployed on forward posts retaliated and the exchange was continuing till last reports came in. On Tuesday, Pakistani Army fired mortar shells on Indian Army posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri district.

On 3 April, Pakistani troops had shelled mortar bombs on forward posts in Balakote sector of Rajouri district. In the second ceasefire violation on 3 April, Pakistani troops had shelled Indian posts along the LoC in Digwararea in Poonch sector.

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