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Pakistani army violates ceasefire on LoC, Indian troops retaliate

India TV News Desk Jammu 25 Jun 2017, 12:48:27 IST
India TV News Desk

Pakistani on Sunday again violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, prompting Indian forces to respond appropriately. A heavy exchange of fire ensued between the two side, defence official said.

"Pakistan army began indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in Naushera sector from 6.30 a.m.," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS. "They first initiated small arms and automatic gunfire, but later used mortars."

"The firing is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating," Mehta added. 

Pakistani forces had violated ceasefire yesterday as well by firing from automatic weapons and shelling mortars along the LoC in Poonch.

 

The violations come just days after an attack by a Pakistani special forces team that sneaked across the LoC into Poonch under heavy fire-cover and killed two jawans while losing one of their men.