Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

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Jammu, Jan 31: Pakistani troops resorted to overnight heavy shelling and firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.

Using small arms, automatics and mortars, they targeted military and civilian facilities in nearly a dozen areas of the Balakote sector late on Tuesday, news agency IANS quoted Defence Ministry sources were saying.

“The Indian positions retaliated effectively. Firing exchanges continued for nearly two hours,” the sources asserted.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Pakistan Army had violated ceasefire in Rajouri district.

However, except for damages to some civilian houses, no casualty had occurred on the Indian side, the sources added.


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