‘285 ceasefire violations along LoC, so far, in 2017’

Srinagar: The Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday again witnessed ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

A police officer said that Pakistani troops allegedly fired from small arms along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

“There was a brief ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Mankote sector of Poonch district early this morning,” the police officer said today.

There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

Yesterday, Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) Naib Sudebar Jagram Singh Tomar and a woman identified as Raqia Bi were killed as Pakistani troops allegedly violated the ceasefire twice along the Line of Control (LoC) and shelled forward posts and villages in Poonch sector.

On August 8, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra (21) lost his life in unprovoked Pakistani firing.

Till August 1 this year, there have been 285 instances of ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces.

In 2016, the number was significantly less at 228. (PTI)