Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu: Pakistan violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked at both the International Border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Tuesday.

A civilian was injured in an overnight ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on the International Border in Jammu district. Subhash Chander, 38, received a bullet injury in his leg in R.S. Pura sector during the night, a senior police officer told IANS here. He has been shifted to a hospital in Jammu.

Pakistan Rangers targeted Border Security Force outposts with automatics and small arms in Suchetgarh area late Monday. "The BSF retaliated and firing exchanges continued in the area till 4.50 a.m. today (Tuesday)," he added. The Pakistan Army using 82 mm mortar resorted to firing in Poonch sector of the Line of Control on Tuesday.

"The firing which started at around 12.45 a.m. was on till 3 a.m.," Defence Ministry spokesman Col. Manish Mehta told IANS. The Pakistan Army had also violated the ceasefire on Monday by firing on the Line of Control in Balakot sector of the Poonch district. The firing started at 7 p.m. and ended around midnight, he said. "Our troops retaliated effectively using similar calibre weapons," he added.

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