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LoC: Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Poonch

Several posts of the Indian army were targeted by Pakistani army, forcing the Indian army to retaliate. (AP)

Four days after five Indian soldiers were killed by the Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, Pakistan again on Friday night violated ceasefire.

Amid heightened tension on the border over the killing of five Indian soldiers, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again by firing 7000 rounds of heavy ammunition and mortar shells for seven hours at Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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The fresh ceasefire violation late last night, which the Indian Army termed as the “biggest ceasefire violation” in recent times, comes four days after five Indian soldiers were killed by specialist troops of the Pakistan Army on the LoC.

There was no loss of life in the firing from across the border to which the Indian Army fired back effectively.

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“Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on several Indian forward posts along LoC in Durga Battalion area in Poonch district around 2220 hours last night”, Defence Spokesman S N Acharya said today.

“They fired 7000 rounds of heavy weaponry Pika ammunition and medium mortars targeting several Indian posts in order to cause heavy causalities till 0430 hours, the Spokesman, said adding that it was “biggest ceasefire violation”.

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Army troops guarding the borderline took positions and fired back effectively, he said, adding that troops also fired 4595 rounds of Medium Machine Guns (MMGs), INSAS rifles and KPWT Machine guns besides 111 RPGs, 11 rockets and 18 mortar shells of 81 mm in retaliatory action.

There was no loss of life in the firing from across the border, spokesman said, adding tension is prevailing along the borderline.

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