1. Pakistan troops shell twin sectors along LoC in Rajouri, Poonch

Pakistan troops shell twin sectors along LoC in Rajouri, Poonch

Pakistani troops today shelled Indian posts and civilian areas along Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

By: | Jammu | Updated: November 8, 2016 5:11 PM

 

There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district from 1345 hours today, a defence spokesman said. (Reuters) There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district from 1345 hours today, a defence spokesman said. (Representative image: Reuters)

Pakistani troops today shelled Indian posts and civilian areas along Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

There has been no casualty or injury to any one on the Indian side in firing by Pakistani troops, officials said.

There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district from 1345 hours today, a defence spokesman said.

They used 120mm mortar bombs and automatic weapons during the ceasefire violation, he said, adding befitting reply has been given to them without any casualty on our side.

Earlier, there has been firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Nowshera sector since 8:45 AM today, a senior Army officer said.

Indian troops guarding the borderline retaliated, resulting in exchanges.

“There has been no casualty or injury to any one in the firing by Pakistan,” he said.

It may be recalled that Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire and resorted to firing in Mankote and Balakote areas of Mendhar sector in Poonch district yesterday.

On November 6, two army jawans were killed and five others — two soldiers, a BSF officer and two women — were injured as Pakistani army opened fire in an attempt to facilitate two infiltration bids along the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district.

There had been over 100 ceasefire violations on Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after the surgical strike.

The worst-ever Pakistani shelling, targeting civil population, took place on November 1 when eight persons, including two children and four women, were killed and 22 injured along the IB and the LoC in five sectors of J&K, forcing Indian troops to give befitting reply by destroying 14 Pakistani posts and killing two of their troopers.

The state government had closed over 400 schools along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region in wake of the ongoing heavy cross-border firing.

A total of 18 people, including 12 civilians, were killed and more than 83 suffered injuries in Pakistani shelling and firing along IB and LoC in Jammu.

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