Friday, October 04, 2013

Jammu and Kashmir: Fresh ceasefire violation along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu

Source: IRNA

New Delhi, Oct 4, IRNA -- Pakistani troops Thursday night violated ceasefire by firing on Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district in Jammu region.

Pakistani troops opened fire from small arms and automatic weapons on Indian posts in Krishnaghati sub-sector of Poonch district around 1830 hours IST, the PTI reported quoting Defence Spokesperson S N Acharya as said in Jammu. Indian troops guarding the border retaliated with same calibre weaponry resulting in exchanges which continued till 1850 hours, he said, adding, no loss of life or injury to anyone on this side has been reported.

There have been at least 97 such incidents of ceasefire violations this year, the highest in the past five year.

On September 17, two persons including a Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were injured when Pakistani army violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked and heavy firing and rocket attacks on seven Indian forward posts along LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A civilian was injured in Pak firing in Dera Basi in Mendhar in Poonch sub-sector while a BSF jawan was injured at a forward post in Mendhar.
On September 16, Pakistan troops violated ceasefire twice in Mandi and Garhi sector of Poonch.

Six jawans were killed and 14 persons injured in ceasefire violations and firing by Pakistani troops on forward posts, civilian areas and patrol parties along the border in August.

There were 93 violations of the 2003 ceasefire by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012, 51 in 2011 and on 44 occasions in 2010, according to the Defence Ministry.