J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector along LOC

03 September 2017, 02:26 PM
J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector along LOC (File Photo)
J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector along LOC (File Photo)

Pakistan on Sunday violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector along Jammu and Kashmir. Also, in the morning hours, ceasefire was violeted in Mankot sector of Poonch and along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. There are no reports of any casualties.

"The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts along the LoC in Karnah sector in Kupwara, an army official said. He said the Pakistani troops fired upon the Indian posts at midnight and continued the firing till early hours of the morning. "The firing was effectively retaliated by the troops, the official said. 

More details are awaited on this.

Earlier on August 30, Pakistani troops  targeted forward posts and villages in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated and the exchange of fire between the two sides was going on when last reports came in.

Officials said the firing by Pakistani troops from across the border was reported in Nowshehra sector of the districta round 10.35 am. There was no immediate report of any casualty.

Nowshera along with other sectors in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch have witnessed sharp increase incease fire violations by Pakistani Army this year.

Several thousand border residents of Nowshera sector are living in government set-up relief camps at safer places since July after being displaced by cross-border shelling.

On August 27, five persons were injured when Pakistani troops opened firing in Shahpur sector of Poonch district. Till August 1, there have been 285 such violations by the Pakistan Army while in 2016, the number was significantly lessat 228 for the entire year, according to Army figures.

First Published: Sunday, September 03, 2017 01:05 PM
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