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Pakistan violates truce, shells forward village on LoC in Poonch

Pakistan violates truce, shells forward village on LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Oct 9 (UNI) Pakistan Army on Wednesday evening violated the ceasefire agreement by resorting to unprovoked firing and shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence spokesman here said that Pakistani initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing small arms and shelling with mortars in Degwar sector of Ponch this evening at around 1845 hrs.

“Indian Army effectively retaliated to the firing which stopped at 1915 hrs,” he added.

Earlier 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.

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

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