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Pak army shells forward posts, hamlets along LoC in Poonch

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

In yet another ceasefire violation, the army resorted to firing and mortar shelling on forward posts along the in and for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, a said.

Pakistani troops targeted posts in Gulpur and Khadi Karmara in district, he said.

"At about 0900 hours, Pakistani troops initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by small arms and heavy caliber weapons besides shelling in Poonch," he said, adding Indian troops retaliated strongly.

has been increasingly violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement with It has resorted to firing and shelling along LoC five times in the past seven days, including on Tuesday. Also, the year 2018 witnessed the highest 2,936 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the past 15 years.

During the past one week, Pakistani troops have targeted forward posts in Mankote, Khadi Karmara, Gulpur areas without any causality.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Monday visited forward areas and reviewed security situation in and Rajouri districts.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 11:40 IST