India, Pak allege ceasefire violation along LoC

India, Pak allege ceasefire violation along LoC

Jammu: India and Pakistan Sunday accused each other of violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Pakistani troops again targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian troops. This was the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last fortnight,” a spokesperson for the Indian army said.
“Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms on Indian posts along the LoC in Nangi Tekri area of Poonch district from 2230 hours last night,” an army spokesperson said.
Troops guarding the borderline fired back resulting in intermittent exchanges of fire, he said, adding, “firing exchanges continued for a brief period till 2245 hours”.
There was no death, injury or damage to anyone on this side of the LoC due to the firing, the spokesperson said.
There has been two infiltration bids along the LoC in Poonch district in the last one week, the spokesman said.
In Islamabad, Pakistani military claimed that Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing after midnight at Bhattal sector on the LoC and said it has lodged a protest.
“Pakistani troops responded effectively to Indian firing.
No loss of life or damage to property reported so far.
Pakistan has lodged a protest with Indian authorities,” Pakistan military sources said.