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Pakistan violates ceasefire again

Jammu : Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops today opened fire on forward areas along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“There is heavy firing going on in forward areas in Shahpur sector of Poonch district”, a police officer said.

The firing started at around 1045 hours and is going on. Earlier, Pakistan troops had resorted to brief firing in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district around 0100 hours, officials said.

This is the third ceasefire violation in the past 16 hours and the 8th ceasefire violation since surgical strikes. Pakistan had yesterday resorted to firing and shelling along the LoC in forward areas in Pallanwala belt of Jammu district.

On October 1, Pakistani troops had shelled Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs, RPGS and HMGS amid small arms firing along LoC this sector.

On September 30, Pakistani troops had opened fire from small arms along the LoC in Pallanwala, Chaprial and Samnam areas of Akhnoor sector of Jammu district.

On September 29, Pakistan troops had resorted to firing in Balnoie area of Mendhar sector.

The Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire on September 28 by opening fire on Indian army posts along LoC in Sabzian area Poonch sector. On September 6, Pakistani troops had fired on Army posts along the LoC in Pooch sector.

Pakistani troops had also violated the ceasefire on September 2 by firing on forward army posts along the LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district. Last year, 16 civilians were killed and 71 others injured in 405 incidents of cross-border firing by Pakistan.