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Pak shells mortars on LoC, Army retaliates

Pak shells mortars on LoC, Army retaliates

Jammu, Oct 15 (UNI) Pakistan troops on Tuesday violated the ceasefire by shelling mortars and unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence spokesman here said that Pakistan violated ceasefire in Qasba and Kirni sectors in Poonch at about 0930 hours.

He added that Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of Small arms and shelling with Mortars in Qasba and Kirni sectors, District.

"Indian Army is retaliating befittingly to cross-border firing," he said.

Earlier on October 11, an Army jawan suffered injuries as Pakistan violated the ceasefire agreement by resorting to unprovoked firing and shelling along the Line of Control in Rajouri district. The jawan later succumbed.

On October 12, Pakistan violated the ceasefire by firing unprovoked in Degwar area of Poonch.

On October 3, Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire and targeted the villages along the Line of Control and International Border in Poonch and Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan Army resorted to heavy weaponry firing and mortar shelling targeting dozens of villages and forward posts along the Line of Control in Shahpur and Gotriya areas on Poonch.

Meanwhile, small arms were also fired in Hiranagar sector of Kathua from across the International Border.

Army and the BSF gave befitting reply to the cross-border firing from the Pakistan side.

UNI VBH SV 1041

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