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Pak army shells border posts, civilian areas in Poonch, violates ceasefire for four consecutive days

The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 was the highest at over 1,600.  

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 05, 2019 15:41 IST ]

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It is for the fourth consecutive day that Pakistan army is violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, with the latest one of firing mortar shells at forward posts and civilian areas in Poonch district on Saturday. 
 
The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 was the highest at over 1,600.
 
According to officials, Pakistani army also fired mortar bombs at forward posts and civilian areas in Poonch sector Friday.
 
They targeted Mankote, Khadi Karmara, Gulpur areas without any causality or injury to anyone. The firing and shelling from continued till late night, they said.
 
Indian troops guarding the border retaliated strongly, they said.
 
Pakistani troops shelled forward posts and civilian areas in Poonch the previous three days as well.
 
Despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquility, Pakistani forces have launched unprovoked attacks along the LoC and the IB, they said. 
 
(With PTI inputs)
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