Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Poonch, third provocation in 24 hours


Pakistani troops continued unprovoked mortar shelling, besides firing small and automatic weapons, at various places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati and Digwar sectors of Poonch district for the second day of Friday.

Confirming the unprovoked Pakistan aggression, Defence sources said that the Indian Army has been strongly and effectively retaliating and the firing exchanges were still on in the sector.

Pakistan has violated ceasefire in KG Sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, according to ANI report.

The incident occurred in the morning when Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked firing, fatally injuring Sepoy TK Reddy and Defence Porter Mohd Zahier.

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Yesterday, an army Jawan and a defence porter were martyred while six defence personnel were injured in Pakistani shelling in the area.

On October 6, Pakistan troops had opened fire in Baba Khori and other areas in Rajouri district. An Army jawan was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in Poonch on 3 October and on 2 October, two minors had died and 12 civilians were injured in cross-border shelling.

The latest ceasefire violation comes nine days after Pakistani army killed 35-year-old Naik Mahendra Chemjung of 7/11 Gorkha Riffles. Pakistani troops have opened fire over 600 times till September 30, a Home Ministry official had said.