Pakistani troops fire on forward areas along LoC, India retaliates

LoCThere have been nearly 150 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops this year. (Reuters)

Pakistani Army on Tuesday violated the ceasefire again by firing on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate.

Pakistani troops opened fire with automatic weapons and small arms on forward areas along LoC in Gambhir area in Bhimbher Gali sub-sectors from 0510 hours this morning, Defence Spokesman Col R K Palta said here.

Indian troops guarding the borderline retaliated with equal calibre weapons, triggering exchanges which ended around 0700 hours, he said.

"There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling by Pakistan", the spokesman said.

Pakistani Rangers had on Monday targeted an Indian border outpost along the IB in Kathua district, drawing retaliation from BSF troops.

There have been nearly 150 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir this year, the highest in the past 8 years.

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