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Pakistan resorts to unprovoked shelling on LoC in Rajouri, 30th ceasefire violation since surgical strikes

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India TV News Desk, Jammu [Published on:18 Oct 2016, 10:10:06]

Pakistani troops today once again resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region’s Rajouri district.

A defence spokesperson said that the shelling and firing in the Naushera sector began at 8.30 pm yesterday and continued till 1.30 am today (Tuesday).

“There was ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Naushera sector of Rajouri district,” the defence official said.

“They used 82 mm mortars and automatics. No damage or casualties were reported,” the official added.

Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated, he said, adding no one was injured in the ceasefire violation. Few rounds were also fired in Naushera sector late last night.

There have been 29 ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after surgical strikes by the Army in PoK to dismantle terror launching pads.

On October 16, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire twice along the LoC in Naushera and Rajouri sectors in which one jawan was martyred.

On October 8, Pakistani troops had fired on forward Indian posts along Mendhar-Krishnagati sector in Poonch district resulting in injuries to a jawan.

Pakistani troops had on October 5 violated the ceasefire thrice and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling targeting several Indian posts and civilian areas in three sectors of Poonch and Rajouri districts.

Pakistani troops had on October 4 targeted 10 forward areas with mortar shells in four areas of Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts.

They shelled mortar bombs and opened fire from small and automatic weapons in Jhangar, Kalsian, Makri in Noushera sector of Rajouri district and Gigriyal, Platan, Damanu, Channi and Palanwala areas of Pallanwala sector of Jammu district and Balnoi, Krishnagati in Poonch district.

Pakistani troops had on October 3 violated the ceasefire four times and restored to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Saujian, Shahpur-Kerni, Mandi and KG sectors in Poonch district.

On October 2, Pakistan resorted to firing and shelling along LoC in forward areas in Pallanwala belt of Jammu district.

On October 1, Pakistani troops had shelled Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs, RPGS and HMGS.

File pic - Indian jawans retaliate to Pakistani firing- India Tv
File pic - Indian jawans retaliate to Pakistani firing along LoC