Pak troops target Indian posts along LoC

PTI Jammu | Updated on March 12, 2018

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by targeting the Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district with RPGs and heavy machine guns this morning leading to exchange of heavy firing.

“Pak troops have targeted Indian posts by firing rocket projectile grenades (RPGs) and heavy machine guns along LoC in Doda Battalion forward area in Poonch district since 7.30 a.m. today,” a senior Army officer said.

Indian border troops retaliated effectively, resulting in heavy exchange of fire which were on for five hours. There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing, he said.

Top army officials are monitoring the situation in the wake of heavy firing along the border line and troops have been asked in other forward areas to intensify round-the-clock vigilance.

The firing triggered panic among the people in the area, especially in Shahpur Kerni forward belt in Poonch, where it stretched for five hours.

This is the fifth ceasefire violation in July this year. On July 3, Pakistan violated ceasefire when it fired on cops, who had gone on LoC in Sabzian, Poonch to collect the body of a Pakistani intruder killed in IED blast on July 1.

Pakistani troops fired on the troops trying to evacuate the injured porters after two were killed in IED attack by Pakistani militants along LoC in Poonch on July 8.

On July 12, Pakistani Rangers fired on Indian forward posts in Pindi belt along the International Border in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistani troops opened small arms firing on Indian posts in the forward area along LoC in Poonch district at on the night of July 22.

There were five ceasefire violation by Pak troops and two during the two-day visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to J&K from June 24.

Published on July 27, 2013

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