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Pak Troops Fire At Indian Outposts Near LoC

PTI 18 Aug 2011, 15:05:25 IST

Jammu, Aug 18  :  Pakistani troops today opened fire and launched Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs) targeting Indian posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, the third ceasefire violation in four days.

Pakistani troops opened fire and also launched RPGs on Indian posts in Durga forward area along the Line of Control in Poonch district around 0045 hours, a senior army officer said.

Indian troops retaliated which led to an exchange of fire that continued till 0130 hours, he said.  There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing from the Pakistani side, he said.  At around 0200 hours, army authorities established a hotline contact and lodged a strong protest with the Pakistani army over firing and the ceasefire violation, the officer said.

Pakistan troops fired from two of their forward posts of Jemeela and 556 along the LoC on the Indian posts.  This is third ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir in the last four days.  Pak troops had violated ceasefire and opened fire on forward belt of Keri area in Rajouri sector on Monday resulting in injury to one army jawan.

On August 15 also, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by firing on the Ballard Indian post in Samba district. PTI