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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC for 23rd time in June

India TV News Desk Jammu 30 Jun 2017, 13:29:45 IST
India TV News Desk

For the third consecutive day, the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) today by targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs, small and automatic weapons in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

This is the 23rd incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops this month. 

"The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 0415 hours today on the Indian Army posts along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector," a defence spokesman said.

The Indian troops returned the fire strongly and effectively, he said.

On Thursday, two Indian Army jawans were injured when Pakistani troops fired from small arms and shelled mortars on forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Poonch district.

On Wednesday, the Pakistani army violated ceasefire by unprovoked and indiscriminate firing and shelling along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector in Rajouri district from 2:45pm till late that night.

In this month, there have been 23 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army in Poonch and Rajouri districts besides a cross-LoC attack and two infiltration bids in which four people, including three jawans, have been killed.


On June 26, the occasion of Eid-ul Fitr, the Pakistani army fired small arms and automatic weapons and shelled mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali sector of Rajouri.

(With PTI inputs)