Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch, third provocation in 24 hours
The Pakistani troops on Friday initiated unprovoked firing in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu: The Pakistani troops on Friday initiated unprovoked firing in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.
This is the third provocation in the last 24 hours from the Pakistan side.
"The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0745 hours in the Krishnaghati (KG) sector along the Line of Control (LoC) today," a defence spokesman said on the ceasefire violation.
The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively. "Firing is still on," he said.
This comes after a jawan and a civilian lost their lives in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the LG sector of Poonch on Thursday.
The firing of small arms and automatics by Pakistani troops yesterday had continued till evening, the spokesman said. Six other personnel, including a defence porter, were also injured.
On October 6, Pakistani troops had opened fire in Baba Khori and other areas in Rajouri district, and on October 4, three Army jawans were injured in unprovoked and indiscriminate firing in Poonch sector.
In a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch on October 3 an Army jawan was killed, a day after two minors died and 12 civilians were injured in the cross-border shelling.
The year 2017 has seen a sharp increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan.