Pakistani troops fire on Indian posts near LoC

Last Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 22:45

Jammu: In a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistani troops on Monday opened heavy firing from medium machine guns (MMGs) and small arms along with rocket-propelled grenades on Indian forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir`s Poonch district.

"Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire. They fired RPGs and opened MMG and small arms firing on Indian forward posts in Krishna Gati sub-sector in Poonch district," an Army officer of 16 Corps said.

Pakistan troops subjected our posts in Poonch to heavy fire using 3 rounds of RPG and 80 rounds of 7.62 mm MMG and small arms at around 1.35 pm, he said, adding that it continued for half an hour.

"Our troops exercised restrain," the officer said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

Pakistan troops subjected our posts in Poonch to heavy fire using 3 rounds of RPG and 80 rounds of 7.62 mm MMG and small arms at around 1.35 pm, he said, adding that it continued for half an hour.

"Our troops exercised restrain," the officer said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.



First Published: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 22:45

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