Pak troops violate ceasefire, target 6 Indian posts

Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 23:59

Jammu: In yet another ceasefire
violation, Pakistani troops tonight targeted six Indian posts
with mortar and small arms fire in Poonch and R S Pora sectors
along the border but there were no reports of any casualties.

The Pakistani troops fired on five Indian posts along
the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sub-sector of Poonch from
around 2130 hours, drawing retaliation from Indian army
personnel, a senior army officer said.

Indian and Pakistani troops traded intermittent
gunfire till late into the night at Krishna Ghati, about 280km
from Jammu.

In R S Pora sector, about 35km from here, Pakistani
Rangers fired on the Kharkola border outpost at 7:30 PM and
again at 9:00 PM, a senior BSF officer said.

No one was injured in the firing which came from
across the border close to Ablashah Post of Pakistan on the
outpost being guarded by BSF troops of 122 Battalion, he said.

"This is a ceasefire violation by Pakistan and protests
will be lodged", said the army officer.

Today`s incident was the sixth ceasefire violation by
Pakistani troops in the last two weeks.

This was the second time in ten days that Pakistani
troops opened fire on Indian positions at Krishna Ghati sub
sector. Pakistani troops had fired at forward positions along
the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati area of Poonch sector on
July 5 night.

On July 9, Pakistani Rangers had violated the ceasefire
by resorting to small arms firing along International Border
on Khawara Border Out Post in Mawa belt of Samba district.

Pakistani troops had last violated the ceasefire on July
7 when they opened fire at the Chak Pagwari BOP in Pargwal in
Jammu.

On July 6, Pakistani troops had fired at Pindi, Mala Bela
and Chak Phagwari border outpost around 2230 in which a BSF
jawan was killed and a villager injured.

Pakistani troops had also fired at the Chak Pagwari BOP
on July 5 and killed BSF trooper Sultan Ali.

Earlier, Pakistani troops had also violated the ceasefire
last month when they fired at a forward outpost along the
International Border in Jammu on June 21.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 23:59

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