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Six times in 36 hours, Pakistan violates ceasefire in Kashmir's Krishna Ghati, Army retaliates

India TV News Desk Jammu 12 Jun 2017, 11:43:13 IST
India TV News Desk

Pakistani Army yet again violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate. 

Pakistani Army resorted to firing of small arms, heavy automatic and mortars from 6:20 am along the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district, a defence spokesman said. 

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

This is the sixth such ceasefire violations committed by Pakistan in last 36 hours, and the second time in the area within 24 hours.

On Sunday, Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing on Indian posts along the LoC and the International Border in Rajouri and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate.

In another ceasefire violation, Pakistan Rangers started firing on forward BSF troops in Ramgarh Sector in Samba district along the IB, a senior BSF officer said adding that BSF also retaliated.

Reports said that the Pakistani troops also targeted civilian population and hamelts along the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Balnoie areas of Poonch district, triggering panic among the area dwellers.