Pak violates ceasefire for 4th time in four days

Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Kerni sub-sector of Poonch district late Friday night.

Last Updated: Oct 02, 2010, 16:04 PM IST

Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation,
Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Kerni sub-sector of
Poonch district late Friday night.

This is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistani
troops in less than five days in Poonch sector of Jammu and
Kashmir.

Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on Ring
forward defence post in Kerni sub-sector along the LoC late
last night, a senior Army official of 16 Corps said here
today.

Indian troops guarding the border retaliated resulting
in exchanges for over one-and-a-half hour.

There was no casualty or damage to the posts in the
firing, he said, adding the firing was aimed at giving a cover
to militants to infiltrate Indian territory.

This was a clear ceasefire violation and Indian
authorities have lodged a protest with the counterparts in
this regard today.

Pakistani troops has resorted to heavy shelling of
mortars and rockets in Krishna Ghati and Jhallas sub-sectors
of Poonch district on September 28 and twice on September 29
in which Pakistan troops used heavy volume of mortar fire
along with RPGs and machine guns, including nearly 80 mortar
bombs and 40 rockets besides over 3000 rounds of weaponery on
Indian forward posts.

Army troops has lodged a strong protest with Pakistani
counterparts over the ceasefire violation.

"A flag meeting was held at the commanding officers
level at Chakan-Da-Bagh LoC Crossing Point in Poonch in which
a strong protest was lodged with Pakistani authorities over
ceasefire violation and unprovoked heavy shelling and firing."

PTI