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Another cease fire violation by Pakistan on the day of DG level talks with India

News Agencies | Updated on: 9 September 2015, 15:56 IST

A day when a 16-member delegation of Pakistani Rangers has arrived in India for the DG level talks with the Border Security Force (BSF), a fresh incident of ceasefire has been reported at LoC in Poonch and Kupwara districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to media reports, two BSF jawans were injured after Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing on the forward Indian positions in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

"Pakistani troops targetted our positions along the LoC in Nowgam sector around 11 pm," the army official said.

Pakistan also violated ceasefire in Poonch district last night, forcing the Indian side to retaliate, Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said on 9 September.

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations in forward areas of Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district from 11.15 last night," Mehta said.

The forward posts of Pakistan fired towards the Indian side using automatics and heavy machine guns, he said.

"Our side retaliated appropriately but no casualty or damage were reported till reports last came in," Mehta said.

Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire nine times in September this year and this is the second ceasefire violation in Nowgam sector during the past fortnight.

On 25 August, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed when he was hit by a Pakistani sniper.

First published: 9 September 2015, 15:56 IST
 
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