Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, Indian Army ‘retaliating strongly

POONCH: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops today resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district.

According to local police, the shelling from across the border started around 7.40 am and it was continuing. They were firing mortars, automatics and small arms, police said, adding no casualties were reported. The Indian troops were retaliating effectively and strongly.

Significantly, the latest ceasefire violation has come in Poonch district over a week after resumption of cross LoC travel and trade through Chakkan Da Bagh on Poonch-Rawalakote road. Following mortar shelling by Pakistani troops at Chakkan Da Bagh on July 8-9, both travel and trade were remained suspended there for nearly four months.


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