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Kashmir: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire twice across LoC in Poonch sector

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:46 IST

Just before reports of Indian Army's surgical strikes across Line of Control (LoC) emerged on 29 September, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice along the LoC by opening fire in Naugam sector and Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir early today.

This is the third ceasefire violation by Pakistan in two days.

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Naugam sector around 7 AM," an Army official told PTI.

He said the Pakistani troops used small fire arms and mortars but there were no reports of any casualty.

The Indian Army on the night of 28 September conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads at the LoC, the Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, said on 29 September in a press briefing.

Security forces acted after receiving intelligence inputs about terrorists preparing to launch strikes on India about eight days ago. According to latest reports, seven surgical strikes were carried out. Indian Army special Forces were paradropped.

On 28 September, Pakistani troops had targeted Indian positions with small firearms along the LoC in Sabzian belt of Poonch district.

On 20 September, two days after the terror attack in Uri, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in the same sector of Kashmir, targeting Indian army positions with small firearms.

On 6 September, Pakistani Army pounded Indian positions with 120 mm mortar bombs and firing along the LoC in Poonch district.

On 2 September, Pakistani troops had resorted to ceasefire violation by firing on forward army posts along the LoC in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 29 September 2016, 2:47 IST