Pakistan shells forward areas along LoC in J&K's Poonch

Pakistan resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling on forward areas along the LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch.

Published: 09th December 2019 06:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th December 2019 06:14 PM   |  A+A-

Indian army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Poonch district after a ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

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

By PTI

JAMMU: Pakistan army violated ceasefire by targeting forward areas with mortar shelling and small arms firing along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Monday, officials said.

Pakistan resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling on forward areas along the LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch, they said.

Pakistani troops also initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Shahpur sector of the district at 3.45 pm, the officials said.

The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, they added.

The officials said Pakistan has been repeatedly violating the ceasefire in Rajouri and Poonch districts of J and K.

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