This Article is From Aug 12, 2013

Pakistan violates ceasefire for fifth time in three days

Pakistan violates ceasefire for fifth time in three days

File picture of Indian Army soldiers patrolling along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire for the fifth time in the last three days by targeting forward Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district with mortar shells, rockets and small arms firing.

Indian troops retaliated to firing from the Pakistani side resulting in heavy exchange of fire.

"Pakistan troops opened heavy firing with small arms, mortar shells and rockets on Indian forward posts along LoC in Poonch and Durga Battalion areas around 0150 hours", Defence Spokesman SN Acharya said today.

"It was yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan", the spokesman said, adding the firing took place from 0150 hours till 0600 hours.

There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the Pakistani firing, Mr Acharya said.

Pakistani troops fired at 11 posts in Digwar, Mankote and Durga Battalion areas along the LoC in Poonch.

Pakistani troops had fired at Durga Battalion area with small arms firing and mortars along LoC in Poonch around 2150 hours last night. The firing continued for three hours and Army troops from this side retaliated, he said.