Ceasefire violated along Line of Control

Indian Army opens unprovoked firing in Poonch sector

MUZAFFARABAD – Indian Army opened unprovoked firing in the Poonch sector along the Line of Control inside the Azad Jammu Kashmir on Friday morning.

A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the Indian troops used mortar and other heavy weapons. The Pakistan Army responded to the Indian firing effectively. “No casualties have so far been reported,” the short statement said.

Quoting Indian Army officer, the Press Trust of India news service reported that the troops from ‘other side’ violated the ceasefire by firing with small arms and mortars on army posts in Doda battalion area along the Line of Control in Poonch.

Last year, Pakistan and India had pledged to uphold the 2003 LoC ceasefire accord. The directors general of the military operations of the two countries had also agreed to a number of steps to keep the ceasefire accord intact.

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