Pak troops fire at LoC posts again, second ceasefire violation in 48 hours
JAMMU: Pakistani troops continued unprovoked firing on
forward Indian positions along the Line of Control in Jammu Kashmir for the
second day on Sunday.
A defence ministry spokesman Lt Col Maneesh Mehta said
that Pakistani troops carried out unprovoked firing with small and automatic
weapons in Mendhar sector around 11:30 am. The Indian army retaliated and the
exchange of fire was continuing till reports last came in.
It has been second incident of ceasefire violation
along the LoC in Jammu region during the last 48 hours as Pakistani troops had
on Saturday opened fire at Indian positions in Poonch sector. These latest
incidents of ceasefire violation have followed release of a BSF Jawan to India
by Pakistani Rangers a day earlier. The jawan was swept to the Pakistani side
by strong water currents of river Chenab.
“Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts by resorting
to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons in Mendhar sector in
Poonch district of Jammu & Kashmir at 11:30 hours today,” Defence Spokesman
Lt Col Manish Mehta said.
The Indian troops guarding the border with Pakistan
took positions and fired back with equal calibre weapons, resulting in
intermittent exchange of fire, he said. “There was no loss of life or damage to
property in the firing on this side of LoC,” Lt Col Mehta said, adding “the
firing exchange continued till the time last reports came in”.