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Pak Violates Ceasefire In J&K's Poonch, Fourth Incident In Less Than 48 Hours Along LoC

On Tuesday, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing and shelling of mortar bombs in Rajouri.

05/04/2017 10:44 AM IST | Updated 05/04/2017 11:00 AM IST
Mukesh Gupta / Reuters

POONCH -- The Pakistani troops on Wednesday again resorted to mortar shelling and firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate.

The ceasefire along LoC in Poonch sector's Degwar took place around 09:05 a.m.

Today's ceasefire violation is the fourth such incident in less than 48 hours along the LoC.

On Tuesday, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing and shelling of mortar bombs on forward posts in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri district and it continued for a few hours.

Pakistan's Foreign office on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over the alleged killing of a Pakistani civilian in a cross-border firing.

Pakistan's Director General (SA & SAARC), Dr. Mohammad Faisal, who had summoned Singh, condemned the alleged ceasefire violation by the Indian forces on 1 April along the LoC in Chirikot sector, in which the Foreign Office (FO) claimed an 18-year-old civilian, Muhammad Attique Qureshi was killed.

Faisal urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding, investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations, and instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC.

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