Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch, Kupwara

JAMMU, SEP 3: The Pakistani troops on Sunday violated ceasefire for the second time in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. As per reports, the ceasefire violation took place in Kupwara’s Karnah region. Earlier today, the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing of small and heavy arms in the Mankote sector area of Poonch along the Line of Control.
The Indian Army retaliated efficiently and effectively to the firing from across the border, said a Defence official today. There are no reports of any casualties.
“The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts along the LoC in Karnah sector in Kupwara,” an army official said.
He said the Pakistani troops fired upon the Indian posts at midnight and continued the firing till early hours of the morning.
“The firing was effectively retaliated by the troops,” the official said.
“Pakistan Army this morning initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of Small arms, automatics and mortars from 0850 hrs to1000 hrs in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control,” a defence spokesperson here said.
He said that Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively to the provocation.
Earlier, on August 30, Pakistan violated ceasefire agreement and fired unprovoked in Nowshera sector.
On September 1, a BSF jawan also attained martyrdom in sniper shot fired from across the border.
Meanwhile, on August 28 five civilians were injured as Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and targeted forward Army posts and villages in Rajouri.