Pakistan on Thursday violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district. The firing from across the border started in Sunderbani sector at around 8.45 pm, prompting strong and effective retaliation by Indian Army guarding the border.
The exchange of fire between the two sides was on when the last reports were received. However, there was no immediate report of any casualty in the Pakistani firing which was unprovoked.
Last month, two army personnel and a 10-day old baby were killed and several civilians injured in heavy Pakistani shelling and firing in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region.