Pak troops fire on LoC posts, launch rocket attacks



Jammu: Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops fired rockets and used heavy machine guns on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan troops fired several rockets followed by firing by heavy machine guns on five Indian forward posts of Kranti, Kranti 1, Kirpan, Ghora and Deep along LoC in Mendhar sub-sector of Poonch district Monday night, Brigadier General Staff (BGS) Gurdeep Singh said on Tuesday.

The indiscriminate firing and rocket attacks came from Pakistan posts of Battal and Daku across LoC in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The firing began from 20:55 hrs last night and ended at 00:15 hrs. "It is clear ceasefire violation by the Pakistan troops," Singh said, adding that Indian troops have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan counterparts today.

Indian soldiers retaliated with small arms, he said adding that there was no casuality in the exchange of fire.

Pakistan has violated the 2003 ceasefire along the border for the 11th time this year. The last ceasefire violation took place on February 24 when Pakistani troops fired rockets and opened indiscriminate firing on Indian posts along International Border (IB) in Samba district and injured a BSF jawan.

PTI