Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistani forces violate ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch sector

The Pakistani Army opened fired on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistani forces violate ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch sector
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The Pakistani Army opened fired on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces in last two days.

Indian troops are retaliating effectively, defence officials said.

A defence official told PTI that posts in Gulpur and Khadi Karmara in Poonch were targeted by Pakistani troops. "At about 0900 hours, Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by small arms and heavy caliber weapons besides shelling in Poonch," he added.

Pakistani troops have targeted forward posts in Mankote, Khadi Karmara, Gulpur areas in the last one week. On Monday, Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited forward areas in order to review security situations.

On Tuesday, Pakistani forces had violated the ceasefire by shelling forward posts and civilian areas in Poonch despite serious objections raised by the Indian Army in the recent past.

Tuesday's unprovoked firing and shelling were started by the Pakistani troops at 5 am in the morning.

On December 21, two Army personnel lost their lives when ceasefire was violated by Pakistani forces in the Keran sector of Kupwara.