Pakistan violates ceasefire again; troops target Indian posts, civilian areas in Akhnoor
Pakistani troops on Saturday violated ceasefire again and targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor tehsil.
Jammu: Pakistani troops on Saturday violated ceasefire again and targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor tehsil.
This is the fifth violation of the 2004 ceasefire by the Pakistani troops along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in the past four days.
"There was heavy shelling of mortar bombs, RPGs and heavy machine guns and small arms firing on forward positions along the LoC in Pallanwala sector and Chamb area of Akhnoor tehsil today," news agency PTI quoted sources as saying.
No loss of life or injury to anyone was reported in the firing, which began at 0330 hours and ended at 0600 hours.
Indian troops guarding the border retaliated effectively, defence sources said.
Police said the Pakistani troops targeted Badoo and Chanoo hamlets. "Villagers residing along the LoC were evacuated and shifted to safer places," a police official said.
As some border residents were returning to take care of their cattle and homes along the border, Pakistan troops tried to target them by heavy firing, they said.
Some houses were hit by bullets from Pakistan in Badoo village, police said.
Pakistan has stepped up cross-border firing after the surgical strikes on September 29 by the India Army to destroy terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.
Yesterday, Pakistani troops had restored to small arms firing along LoC in Pallanwala, Chaprial, Samnam areas of Akhnoor sector of Jammu district during the night, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Simrandeep Singh said.
(With PTI inputs)