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Pak violates ceasefire, targets Indian posts

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 15:33

Jammu: Pakistan troops have violated the ceasefire yet again targeting Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistani troops fired RPGs and opened indiscriminate small arms firing on Indian posts in the Nangi-Tikri forward areas along the LoC in Poonch sector", a defence spokesman said.

They fired Rocket Projectile grenades (RPGS) and 600 rounds of Light Machine Guns (LMGs) and other weapons at 2315 hours Monday night and continued till 2345 hours, he said.

Army troops guarding the border with Pakistan gave a calibrated response and fired back effectively, he said, adding, there was no casualty or injury to anyone in the firing exchanges.

"They violated the ceasefire by opening fire on Indian forward posts", he said.

Pakistan troops also fired on the Indian post of Kundna in Sabzian forward belt along the LoC in Poonch sector around 1700 hours for five minutes yesterday.

"There was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing and the Army replied back effectively", he said.

Pakistan violated the ceasefire 15 times in the last 18 days by firing mortars, rockets and small arms along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.


First Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 15:33

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