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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch, India retaliates strongly

India TV News Desk New Delhi 03 Jun 2017, 9:36:46 IST
India TV News Desk

Pakistan once again violated ceasefire on Friday when it resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling on forward posts and civilian areas along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir at 11PM.

According to media reports, a civilian has been injured in the firing from Pakistani troops.

The unprovoked firing from Pakistani side prompted Indian troops to retaliate strongly and effectively.

“Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 2300 hours yesterday along the Line of Control (LC) in Poonch sector”, a defence spokesperson said. 

Pakistani troops fired 82 mm and 120 mm mortars, apart from automatics and small arms fire. 

The firing is still continuing from both sides. 

A labourer belonging to General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) was killed and five others, including a BSF head constable, were injured on Thursday as Pakistan violated ceasefire in Poonch.