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Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch sector, Indian Army retaliates

"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and mortars in Poonch and Bhimbher Gali sectors along the LoC", a defence spokesman said.

Reported by: PTI, Jammu [ Updated: October 03, 2017 18:38 IST ]
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The Pakistan Army today targeted forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district with mortars and small arms fire.

"The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively," a defence spokesman said.

"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and mortars from 0815 hours in Poonch and Bhimbher Gali sectors along the Line of Control (LoC)", the spokesman said.

On September 24, two soldiers were injured as Pakistan opened fire at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district.

On September 23, Pakistan troops targeted BoPs in Arnia, R S Pura and Ramgarh and Poonch sectors along the IB and LoC in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts resulting in injuries to seven persons.

Over 20,000 people have fled their hamlets along the IB in Arnia and R S Pura sectors due to firing and shelling from across the border.

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