Pak troops violate ceasefire yet again in Poonch

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 17:48

Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation
along the Line of Control, Pakistani troops on Tuesday fired light
and medium machine guns on the Forward Defence Location (FDL)
in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

There was cross-border firing from LMGs and MMGs on
the Sabzian FDL along the LoC in Poonch sector late this
afternoon, a senior Army officer of the 16 Corps said.

Firing was going on intermittently from the Pakistan
side and troops guarding the border have replied to it, he
said.

The reports also said there were two mortars fired
from Pakistan, which exploded away from the FDL.

"There was no casualty on our side in the firing from
across the border", the officer said.

It seems the firing is aimed at giving cover to
infiltrating ultras, he said, adding that the troops along the
border are alert and vigilant to foil any infiltration bid by
militants.

This is the second ceasefire violation along the LoC in
the past 24 hours.

Pakistani troops fired 5 rockets and opened small arms
firing last night on the forward Kranti post along the LoC in
Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 17:48

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