Pakistan troops fire unprovoked at LoC again

Pakistan troops fire unprovoked at LoC again

A day before the prime ministers of India and Pakistan are to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Pakistan again violated the bilateral ceasefire at two places on the LoC, the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence spokesman Captain S N Acharya told IANS that Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Bimar Gali sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.

He said the firing started at 4.45 p.m Friday and continued till 7.30 p.m. Indian troops responded with small arms and automatics.

"The Pakistan troops again fired at our positions on LoC in the Poonch sector. They used small arms and automatics. The firing started at 10.30 p.m Friday. Our troops retaliated with same calibre weapons. Firing in the Poonch sector is still going on," the defence spokesman said.

This is the 30th violation in this month of the bilateral ceasefire by the Pakistan troops in the Jammu region alone.

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