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Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets various Jammu & Kashmir forward posts

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 August 2015, 9:50 IST

In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops on 2 August night opened unprovoked firing on several forward posts in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian army to retaliate.

"Pakistani troops have been resorting to unprovoked small arms firing in forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishnagati, Mandi, Balakote and Pallanwala sectors since 2 August late night," a defence spokesman said.

While Krishnagati and Mandi sectors fall in Poonch, Balakote and Pallanwala are in Rajouri and Jammu respectively.

Army troops guarding the LoC took positions and retaliated effectively resulting in exchange of firing, which is still going on and there has been no loss of life so far.

Pakistani rangers on 2 August night resorted to firing of mortar bombs on border out-posts along the International Border in Jammu district.

"Pakistan Rangers resorted to firing of two mortar bombs on BoPs along the IB in R S Pura sector around 10:40 pm, 2 August," a senior BSF officer said earlier in the day.

BSF troops guarding the borderline had observed calm by not retaliating to last night's ceasefire violation.

(with inputs from PTI)

First published: 3 August 2015, 9:50 IST
 
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