Pakistan violates ceasefire, resorts to firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district


The Pakistan Army today for the second consecutive day fired small arms and shelled forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

This morning at 7:05 am Pakistani Army started automatic arms firing and later mortar shelling from their Bakri 2nd, Bakri 3rd, Bakri Main, LP right, and NPP posts to target the forward Indian posts Susser, Main, Chitta, Begum and others of 15 MLI in Karmara area of Gulpur sector.

Confirming the unprovoked Pakistan aggression, Defence sources said that the Indian Army has been strongly and effectively retaliating and the firing exchanges were still on in the sector. "One jawan along with one civilian porter were martyred", said Colonel NN Joshi, defence spokesman at Udhampur-based Northern Command Headquarters. Six other personnel, including a defence porter, were also injured.

Reddy is survived by his mother Gurrumma.

Mohd Zahir belonged to Kalali village in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, he said. The nation would always remain indebted to them for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty, the release added.

On October 6, Pakistani troops opened fire at Baba Khori and other areas in Rajouri district, and on October 4, three Army jawans were injured in indiscriminate firing in Poonch sector.

These back to back violations by the Pakistani Army near the residential area by the LoC, has forced the residents to flee the area and move to places far from border to save their lives.

The Friday's ceasefire violation by Pakistani military comes as the third provocation by the notorious neighbour since past 24 hours.