Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kashmir’s Poonch for fourth day; no injuries reported

By: | Updated: October 6, 2017 9:16 AM

Pakistan once again on Friday morning resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Digwar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch post midnight and continued firing till early morning hours.

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In a series of ceasefire violation throughout the week, Pakistan once again on Friday morning resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Digwar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch post midnight and continued firing till early morning hours. According to news agency ANI, Indian army strongly retaliated to the firing. No loss of live and property have been reported so far. Even on Wednesday morning, Pakistan opened fire in the area. They initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 8:45 am.

On Monday, three minors were reportedly killed and at least eight civilians were badly injured after Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling, besides small and automatic weapons fire at several places along the LoC in Poonch district, ANI had reported earlier. Over the past few weeks, the neighbouring country has violated the ceasefire along the LoC for a number of times. Last week also, the Pakistani troop opened firing in Poonch and Bhimbher districts.

A Border Security Force (BSF) Camp near Srinagar Airport was attacked by three terrorists on October 3. According to ANI, the militants were gunned down by the security forces during an encounter by the 182nd Battalion of the BSF located near the Airport and Air Force Station Gogoland. According to a report by Indian Express, an Army Naik was martyred in an unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon.

Alert BSF troops in Arnia sector had on September 30 detected an incomplete cross-border tunnel emanating from Pakistan side of the international border, an IE report stated. Pakistani troops had also resorted to mortar shelling on civilian areas in Balakote and Manjakote sectors of Poonch and Rajouri districts, respectively, injuring at least two civilians including a 50-year-old woman on September 27.

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