Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along LoC

Pakistan violates ceasefire twice along LoC

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC in two forward areas of Jammu district and targeted Indian posts with small arms and medium machine guns this evening.

"There was firing by Pakistan Army on Indian forward posts in two areas along Line of Control in Jammu district from 1720 hours," Defence Spokesman S N Acharya said.

Pakistani troops fired with small arms and medium machine guns in Gigrial and Laukikan forward areas. Indian troops gave a "calibrated response", resulting in heavy exchanges that were going on when reports last came in from the area, he said.

There was no report of loss of life or injury. The firing incident has taken place on the heels of sniper firing from across the border on an observation post of BSF along International Border in Maljodha BOP area of Jammu yesterday in which a jawan narrowly escaped.

BSF troops retaliated effectively, the spokesman said. There has been over 90 ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops from January 1.

Six jawans were killed and 13 people injured in ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistani troops in forward posts, civilian areas and patrol parties along the border in over a month.

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