Pakistani troops shell Indian posts for 4th day in row

Jammu:  Troops of Pakistan opened fire at Army posts and civilian areas in Poonch district on the Line of Control (LoC) with automatic weapons and rockets for the fourth day in row on Wednesday prompting
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PTI 13 Aug 2015, 2:09:22 AM IST

Jammu:  Troops of Pakistan opened fire at Army posts and civilian areas in Poonch district on the Line of Control (LoC) with automatic weapons and rockets for the fourth day in row on Wednesday prompting Army to return fire.

The troops of the neighbouring country continued to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement as they targetted the Indian side for the 22nd time in August.

"Pakistan Army at 1015 hours today resorted to firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Sabzia-Mandi sector of Poonch sector," a defence spokesman said.

"Firing is on intermittently. Troops of our side of LoC are retaliating appropriately. No casualty and damage reported till last reports came in," the spokesman said.

Pakistani troops targeted posts and civilian area with mortar shells, Rocket Projectile Grenades (RPGs) and Pika rounds triggering panic among the people living along LOC in Poonch.

Earlier, Pakistan had violated the ceasefire twice overnight using 120 mm mortar bombs in Poonch district.

A Defence Spokesman said, "Pakistan troops fired from small arms, mortar bombs of 120 mm and 61 mm range on forward posts along the LoC in Sabzian and Balakote sectors in Poonch district overnight".

While Pakistani troops fired from automatic weapons and 120 mm mortar shells in Sabzian sector from 2100 hours last, there was firing of small arms and 61 mm mortars along Balakote sector during the period till this morning.

Indian troops retaliated effectively, the spokesman said, adding that no one was injured in the firing.

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