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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire twice by firing from automatic weapons along the in Bhimbher Gali and Balakote sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from the

"There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Army in Bhimbher Gali and Balakote sectors from 0600 hours to 0645 hours using 2 inch mortars and automatic weapons", a Defence Spokesman said today.

Army troops gave a befitting reply, the spokesman said.

This was the fifth ceasefire violation along the in Poonch-Rajouri belt in the past 11 days.

On March 13, there was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Army in Poonch sector by using 82 mm mortars and automatic weapons.

On March 12, Pakistani troops had resorted to ceasefire violation by firing 82 mm mortars in Krishnagati sector along in Pooch district. On March 9,

An Army jawan was killed on March 9 when Pakistani soldiers initiated indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector.

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First Published: Sun, March 19 2017. 10:57 IST