Pakistan Army violates ceasefire in J-K’s Poonch district

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Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday.

 

According to the official report, the ceasefire violation by Pakistan was initiated at 11.20 am. 

"At about 11.20 AM, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Kerni sector," the Defence spokesperson said.

He said the Indian Army retaliated befittingly and cross-border shelling between the two sides was going on when last reports were received.

However, there was no immediate report of any casualty during the Pakistani shelling.

Earlier on April 18, Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in the Degwar sector.

Pakistan also violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Qasba and Kirni sectors of Poonch district on April 17.

This is the 15th consecutive day of shelling and firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

Fear has heightened among villagers along the LoC in Rajouri, Poonch and Kupwara since three civilians were killed last week in shelling by Pakistan

There were a total of 646 incidents of ceasefire violation along the International Border (IB) as well as the LoC between January 1 and February 23 this year. Over 3,200 ceasefire violations by Pakistan's troops were recorded in 2019. 

 

With inputs from Agency

Image credit: Live Mint
 

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