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Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 August 2016, 11:11 IST

A day ahead of Independence Day, Pakistan violated the ceasefire in the wee hours of 14 August. The Indian side retaliated with heavy firing.

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Shahpu Kandi area of the border Poonch district.

India is currently on high alert ahead of the 15 August celebrations.

According to media reports, a 50-year-old woman is seriously injured in the firing. No casualties have been reported so far.

The attack comes hours after a grenade attack on Amarnath Yathra pilgrims in Poonch, where almost 15 people were injured.

There have been 30 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the Line of Control till 31 July, with one casualty from the army side.

Meanwhile, the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on 14 August (Pakistan's independence day) exchanged sweets on the Wagah Border displaying camaraderie.

However, the impact of this decade-old tradition seemed to fall flat, as Pakistan opened unprovoked fire on Indian posts.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 14 August 2016, 11:11 IST