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J&K: Army retaliates to ceasefire violation by Pak in Bhimber Gali sector

PTI
Published : Jun 28, 2017, 6:08 pm IST
Updated : Jun 28, 2017, 7:06 pm IST

There have been 21 ceasefire violations by the Pak in Poonch and Rajouri districts besides a cross-LoC attack and two infiltration bids.

Army retaliates to Pakistan ceasefire violation in Bhimber Gali sector (Representational Image | PTI)
 Army retaliates to Pakistan ceasefire violation in Bhimber Gali sector (Representational Image | PTI)

Jammu: The Pakistani Army on Wednesday violated ceasefire by resorting to firing and shelling on areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts of
Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively, a defence spokesman said.

"The Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatic weapons and shelling of mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector
in Rajouri district from 2.45 pm today," the spokesman said.

The Pakistani troops also resorted to shelling and firing along the LoC in Balakote belt of Poonch district, reports said, adding that the shells landed in several villages.

In this month, there have been 21 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army in Poonch and Rajouri districts besides a cross-LoC attack and two infiltration bids in which 4 people including 3 jawans have been killed.

On June 26, the occasion of Eid-ul Fitr, the Pakistani Army had resorted to firing by small arms and automatic weapons and shelling of mortars along the LoC in Bhimbher Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri from 8.15 pm till midnight.

A day prior to that, the Pakistan troops had resorted to two ceasefire violations in Naushera sector of Rajouri district in which one jawan was injured.

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