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Jawan injured as Pakistan Army violates ceasefire

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An Army jawan was injured when the Army opened fire and shelled Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said today.

The retaliated effectively.

"The Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector last night", an Army officer said today.

troops shelled areas in Digwar and Gulpur sub- sectors of Poonch district.

In Rajouri district, Army opened fire and shelled areas in Kalal, Laam and Jangarh sub-sectors of Noushera sector yesterday, police said.

The condition of the injured jawan is stable.

According to sources, the Army tried to infiltrate groups of militants into Indian territory along the under the cover of firing and shelling in Rajouri and Poonch, which was foiled by the

Earlier on December 5, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire in Noushera sector of Rajouri district.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 14:25 IST