Pakistan violates ceasefire again, shells villages and posts along LoC in J-K's Poonch

The shelling from across the border in Balakote sector started late last night and continued for over two hours, a police official said.

Published: 04th March 2018 09:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2018 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

Indian Army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Poonch district after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan. (File photo | PTI)

By PTI

JAMMU: Pakistani troops heavy shelled forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir overnight, police said today.

The shelling from across the border in Balakote sector started late last night and continued for over two hours, a police official told PTI. Indian troops effectively retaliated.

There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage in the shelling, the official said adding forward villages and posts were targeted by Pakistan during the ceasefire violation.

There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations along the LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

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