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Pakistan army violates ceasefire for third time, targets Indian positions

IANS  |  Jammu 

After violating the bilateral ceasefire twice earlier on Wednesday, Army again resorted to heavy shelling and firing on Indian positions on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, a defence official said.

"army again initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, heavy automatics and recoilless rifles on the in Naushera sector," Defence Ministry spokesman, Lt Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

"shelling and firing started again at 8.45 p.m. The are retaliating strongly and effectively.

"Firing exchanges are presently going on (as of 10 p.m.)," he said.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing at two places along the LoC, prompting the to retaliate, officials said.

After violating the ceasefire in Poonch district with indiscriminate firing of small arms automatics and 82 mm mortars in Bhimber Gali sector, the Pakistan Army opened fire in Naushera at 9.30 a.m. after which the retaliated.

The firing ended around noon.

The Pakistan Army has been violating the bilateral ceasefire during the last fortnight by resorting to indiscriminate shelling and firing, especially in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

The Indian Army says it is being done by Pakistan to facilitate the infiltration of militants into the Indian side.



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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 22:24 IST