Pakistan violated ceasefire in Poonch, says Army

Jammu: Army on Monday charged Pakistani troops of breaching ceasefire agreement by targeting several posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu region.

“Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on several posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district at 2245 hours yesterday,” an Army spokesman said.

Our troops retaliated, resulting in exchange of fire that continued till 2330 hours. There was no report of loss of life or injury from the Indian side, he said.

This is the seventh incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops since July 15. One person has been killed and 16 have been injured so far in the firing from across the border.

In July, there have been 11 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan army.

On Saturday last, five civilians were injured when Pakistani troops targeted several Indian positions in Naushera sector of Rajouri district and the two villages in Poonch sector. (PTI)

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