Pakistani forces target Indian posts in Poonch

Pakistani forces target Indian posts in Poonch

Jammu: Pakistani forces again targetted Indian forward posts and villages in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Sunday, a day after an army major and three soldiers were killed in firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri.
Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated effectively and the firing between the two sides was still going on when the last reports came in, a police official said.
The Pakistani troops started firing from heavy and light weapons from across the border, targeting forward posts and villages in Shahpur sector at about 12.55 pm, a police official said.
There is no immediate report of any casualty in the skirmishes, the official said.
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a total of 881 ceasefire violations this year, highest in the past seven years, along the LoC and the International Border (IB), resulting in the death of 34 persons.
According to officials, Pakistan has violated ceasefire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir 771 times till December 10, and 110 times along the IB till November-end this year.
Thirty persons — 14 army personnel, 12 civilians and four BSF personnel — were killed in such incidents.

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