Pakistan violates rules ceases fire near the LoC in Poonch

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On Monday, Pakistani troops Monday targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The exchange of fire between the two sides continued for nearly seven hours, causing panic among the locals, the officials said. They said Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing from light and heavy weapons in Kerni sector around 8.15 a.m.

According to an army Lt Col Devender Anand, the violations were carried out in Krishna Ghati Sector and Chakkan Da Bagh.

“Pakistan army violated ceasefire in Gulpur, Krishna Ghati Sector and Chakkan-Da-Bagh in Poonch on Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.30 pm. They resorted to unprovoked shelling with mortars and firing of small arms along the LoC in the Krishna Ghati Sector,”

He said Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire 1pm onward in Chakkan-Da-Bagh.

Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated effectively and the cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 3 p.m, the officials said, adding there was no immediate report of any casualty on this side.