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Pakistan Violates Ceasefire in Jammu Region, India Strikes Back

Pakistani troops violated border ceasefire, resorted to unprovoked firing across the LoC in Jammu, which was retaliated by the Indian forces.

Published: 11th June 2015 02:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th June 2015 03:47 PM   |  A+A-

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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the border fence on the India-Pakistan border at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, about 36 kms from Jammu. (AFP)

By PTI

JAMMU: Pakistani troops today violated border ceasefire as they resorted to "unprovoked" firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region, which was retaliated to by the Indian forces, the defence ministry said here.

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing across the LoC in Sawjian sector of Poonch district since 9:15 AM," Jammu-based defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta told PTI.

The firing lasted for 5-10 minutes, he said, adding casualty or damage was reported on the Indian side.

He said the Pakistani Army has been intermittently firing with small automatic weapons since the morning, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate.

"Our troops have also responded with equal force using equal caliber weapons," he said.



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