J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

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Jammu, Aug 16, 2017: Pakistan on Wednesday violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 0534 hours today in Poonch sector along the Line of Control (LoC),” a defence spokesman said.

“Indian Army retaliating strongly and effectively”, he added.

There had been reports of firing and shelling in Mankote sub-sector of Poonch too.

On Tuesday, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire on Independence Day by firing at two places along the LoC in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring a woman.

Wefornews Bureau

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