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Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Naushera sector; Indian Army retaliates

Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Naushera sector, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army, reports said.


By   |  Updated On : June 15, 2017 02:48 PM
Indian Army soldiers (File photo: PTI)

Indian Army soldiers (File photo: PTI)

Srinagar :  

Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Naushera sector, drawing retaliation from the Indian Army, reports said. The firing began at 2:00 PM on Thursday and was still on.

On Wednesday, two Pakistani soldiers were killed in fierce retaliation by Indian troops as Pakistan Army violated ceasefire thrice along the LoC in two sectors in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistan Army resorted to shelling of mortar bombs and firing of small arms and automatic weapons on forward posts and civilians areas in the region.

There have been 10 ceasefire violations in past four days and total 14 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the International Border in Jammu region since January 1, in which one civilian died and seven others were injured.

In escalated terror violence in Kashmir, militants engineered seven grenade attacks and firing incidents in the Valley on Tuesday in which 14 policemen were injured and four rifles snatched by militants from the them.

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Indian troops gave a strong retaliation in which 2 Pakistani soldiers were killed opposite to Bhimbher Gali sector today, defence sources said.

“Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of mortars, small arms, automatics RPG, Recoilless Rifles from 1840 hours in Naushera sector along the LoC in Rajouri district today,” Defence Spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said.

There were 3 ceasefire violation on June 12. 

ALSO READ | Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri, Poonch; draws retaliation from Indian Army

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Thursday, June 15, 2017 02:44 PM



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