Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, Army retaliates

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 March 2019, 01:50 PM
Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, Army retaliates
Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, Army retaliates

Pakistan violated the ceasefire yet again in the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing and shelling at 12.30 pm along the Line of Control (LoC). Mortars and small firearms weere used. The Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively even as shelling continued.

On Friday, too, Pakistani had violated ceasefire along the LoC in three sectors of Jammu and Kashmir namely Mendhar, Balakote and Krishna Ghati sectors at 6 pm. Earlier today, one civilian was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing towards Indian posts and villages in Kamalkote area of Uri in Baramulla district on Thursday evening, the officials said.

They said the intermittent firing continued throughout the night. One civilian has been injured in the firing. Indian Army has responded to the Pakistani firing inadequate measure, the officials said. 

The ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops comes as tensions between India and Pakistan rose following the February 14 terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed.

Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.

First Published: Saturday, March 02, 2019 01:41 PM
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