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Pakistan military resorts to heavy shelling alongside LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch


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Pakistan Army resorts to heavy shelling alongside LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

The Pakistan military violated ceasefire twice on Wednesday and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in forwarding areas alongside the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officers mentioned. The Indian Army retaliated befittingly, they mentioned.

“Around 6:10 pm today, the Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Shahpur and Kirni sectors in Poonch district,” a defence spokesperson mentioned.

Pakistan troops have violated ceasefire 37 occasions this month. 

Earlier, Pakistani Rangers additionally violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on ahead posts and hamlets alongside the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, the officers mentioned. 

The cross-border firing within the border outpost areas of Satpal, Manyari, Karol Krishna and Gurnam began round 9.10 pm on Tuesday, prompting robust and efficient retaliation by the Border Security Force (BSF), they mentioned.

It continued until early morning.

On October 1, an Army jawan was killed and one other injured when the Pakistan military violated ceasefire and resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling alongside the LoC in Krishnagati space of Poonch district, the officers mentioned.

An Army personnel was killed and two others, together with an officer, injured on September 5 as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by heavy firing and mortar shelling alongside the LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, they mentioned.

On September 2, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed in ceasefire violation by the Pakistan military alongside the LoC in Keri sector of Rajouri.

According to official sources, 3,589 ceasefire violations by Pakistan have been reported alongside the LoC and the International Border until October 6 this 12 months in comparison with a complete of three,168 in 2019.

The highest 427 ceasefire violations came about in September adopted by 411 in March and 408 in August, the sources mentioned, including that July recorded 398 ceasefire violations, June and April (387 every), May (382), February (366) and January (367). 

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