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Pakistan troops shells LoC posts in Rajouri, violate ceasefire

There have been 29 ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir after surgical strikes by the Army in PoK

IANS  |  Jammu 

Army soldiers patrol near the highly militarized Line of Control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Pallanwal sector, about 75 kilometers from Jammu
Army soldiers patrol near the highly militarized Line of Control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, in Pallanwal sector, about 75 kilometers from Jammu

Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops fired from small arms and shelled mortar bombs on forward posts along the in district, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

"There was by Pakistani troops along the in Naushera sector of district", a Defence Spokesman said.


Pakistani troops fired 82 mm mortar bombs, used small and automatic weapons in the firing on forward Indian posts in Laam Battalion area in Naushera from 2030 hours to 0130 hours, the spokesman said.

Indian troops guarding the retaliated, he said, adding no one was injured in the

Few rounds were also fired in Naushera sector late last night.

There have been 29 ceasefire violations along the in and Kashmir after surgical strikes by the Army in PoK to dismantle terror launching pads.

On October 16, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire twice along the in Naushera and sectors in which one jawan was martyred.

On October 8, Pakistani troops had fired on forward Indian posts along Mendhar-Krishnagati sector in Poonch district resulting in injuries to a jawan.

Pakistani troops had on October 5 violated the ceasefire thrice and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling targeting several Indian posts and civilian areas in three sectors of Poonch and districts.

Pakistani troops had on October 4 targeted 10 forward areas with mortar shells in four areas of Jammu, Poonch and districts.

They shelled mortar bombs and opened fire from small and automatic weapons in Jhangar, Kalsian, Makri in Noushera sector of district and Gigriyal, Platan, Damanu, Channi and Palanwala areas of Pallanwala sector of district and Balnoi, Krishnagati in Poonch district.

Pakistani troops had on October 3 violated the ceasefire four times and restored to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Saujian, Shahpur-Kerni, Mandi and KG sectors in Poonch district.

On October 2, Pakistan resorted to firing and shelling along in forward areas in Pallanwala belt of district.

On October 1, Pakistani troops had shelled Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs, RPGS and HMGS.

First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 09:13 IST
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