14/06/2017 2:58 PM IST | Updated 14/06/2017 2:58 PM IST

Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In Rajouri And Poonch Districts Of J&K

There were three ceasefire violations on June 12.

Mukesh Gupta / Reuters

JAMMU -- Pakistan on Wednesday violated the ceasefire twice by shelling mortars and firing from small arms on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army.

There have been nine ceasefire violations in the past four days and total 12 along the LoC and IB in Jammu region since January one in which one civilian died and seven others were injured.

"Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics RPG and recoilless rifles from 0930 hours in Naushera sector along the Line of Control in Rajouri district today", Defence Spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said.

"The Indian Army posts are retaliating strongly and effectively and the firing is presently on," he said.

Earlier, Pakistan carried out indiscriminate firing from 0500 hours to 0545 hours in Bhimbher Gali sector along the LoC, he said.

There were three ceasefire violations on June 12.

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