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Pak targets Indian posts in Poonch

In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targeted forward posts along LoC in Poonch district with mortar shelling and automatic weapons, prompting Indian troops to retaliate strongly.

Pakistani army troops resorted to firing of mortar shells, automatic and small arms firing in forward areas along LoC in Bharasingha and Mendhar battalion forward areas in Krishna Gati and Bhimber Gali sub-sector of Poonch from 6.30pm, defence spokesman said here.

Indian troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan took positions, and retaliated with equal calibre weapons, triggering heavy exchanges which are still going on, the spokesman said.

‘There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling by Pakistan along LoC on this side’ the spokesman said.

2013 has witnessed several fold increase in the ceasefire violations as Pak troops violated border truce nearly 130 times along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir — highest in past eight years.

India and Pakistan during NDA rule took a major confidence building measure by entering into border ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on 26 November, 2003.
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