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Sep 03, 2013 at 03:34pm IST

Pak troops violate ceasefire again, target Indian posts in Poonch

Pakistani troops on Tuesday violated the ceasefire targeting forward Indian posts and civilian areas by firing and shelling along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

"Pakistani soldiers opened unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Doda Battalion forward area of Poonch district at around 0930 hours today," Defence spokesman SN Acharya said.

The Indian troops fired back effectively, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or damage to property in the sub-sector.

Pak troops violate ceasefire again, target Indian posts in Poonch

Pak troops violate ceasefire again, target Indian posts in Poonch

The reports from Poonch said Pakistani troops fired heavy mortar shells in Sher Shakti, Kerni, Bandi Chachiya and Shahpur areas of this sector and also in civilian areas, triggering panic among residents.

"The firing exchanges were going on when the reports last came in from the area," he said. Pakistan troops yesterday violated ceasefire twice by firing in Balakote and Mendhar sub-sectors after three days lull.

The troops had fired on Indian positions in Pallanwala sub-sector in Jammu district on August 29.

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