Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi : Pakistan on Tuesday resorted to a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir leading to retaliatory firing by Indian troops, defence sources said.

The ceasefire violation was reported from the Poonch district in Shahpur and Kirni sectors.

“There was unprovoked firing of small arms and mortar shelling from the Pakistani side at around 7.45 a.m. Indian troops retaliated to the shelling. No casualties or injuries have been reported,” an Army official told IANS.

Another ceasefire violation had taken place on Monday in the Hiranagar area of Kathua district.

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On September 15, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said more than 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations had taken place in 2019 in which 21 Indians were killed. India also conveyed its concerns to Pakistan over “unprovoked ceasefire violations”.

(Input From IANS)

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