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Pak troops fire on Indian posts

Jammu, Sep 19, 2012, PTI

Ceasefire violated 18 times in past six weeks

Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistani troops targeted five Indian posts with rockets and heavy machine gunfire along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Pakistani troops fired rocket projectile grenades and opened indiscriminate small and heavy weaponry firing on Indian posts in Krishangati forward areas along LoC late last night,” PRO, defence (Jammu) S N Acharya said on Tuesday.

The Pakistani troops fired 1,800 rounds from light and heavy machine guns besides other weapons from 10.15 pm late on Monday night, he said, adding the firing continued till 11.15 pm.

They fired from their posts of Daku, Roza, Khair and Battal on five Indian posts of Dogra, Chajamun, Gorda, Kripan and Kranti.

Troops guarding the borderline fired back, he said, adding there were no reports of casualty or injury in the firing exchange.

Pakistan has violated the ceasefire 18 times in the past nearly one-and-a-half month. On September 10, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire by firing RPGs and opening indiscriminate small arms firing on Indian posts in Nangi-Tikri foward areas along LoC in Poonch sector.

On August 21, Pakistan’s troops targeted three Indian posts of Narayanpur, Pindi and Stop-2 posts along international border (IB) in Samba sector of J&K.

On 19 and 20 August, Pakistani rangers had fired on Indian posts of Mala Bela, Garkhal, Sidra camp and Naka Number-10 along IB in Akhnoor sector of Jammu sector, in which one Pakistani intruder was killed.

On 19 August, the troops had violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts in Krishnagati belt along LoC.

There were 39 ceasefire violations by Pakistan this year.


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