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Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along LoC again

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in two forward areas of Jammu district and targeted Indian posts with small arms and medium machine guns on Monday evening.

‘There was firing by Pakistan Army on Indian forward posts in two areas along Line of Control in Jammu district from 5:20 pm,’ Defence spokesman SN Acharya said.

Pakistani troops fired with small arms and medium machine guns in Gigrial and Laukikan forward areas. Indian troops gave a ‘calibrated response’, resulting in heavy exchanges that were going on when reports last came in from the area, he said.  

There was no report of loss of life or injury. The firing incident has taken place on the heels of sniper firing from across the border on an observation post of BSF along International Border in Maljodha BOP area of Jammu on Sunday in which a jawan narrowly escaped.

BSF troops retaliated effectively, the spokesman said. There has been over 90 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops from 1 January. Six jawans were killed and 13 people injured in ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistani troops in forward posts.
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