Pakistan violates ceasefire twice in J&K

August 11, 2014 - 12:11:59 am

Jammu: Pakistan violated the bilateral ceasefire twice yesterday by opening unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district and along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Pakistan Rangers fired at the Nikowal Post of the Border Security Force (BSF) in R S Pura sector of the international border in Jammu district,” police sources said. “The Pakistani firing started at 4.05 pm. The firing was unprovoked. They fired one round from a sniper rifle at the BSF outpost. There was no damage or casualty on the Indian side,” the sources said.

Earlier yesterday, the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by firing without provocation at Indian positions along the LoC in Mendhar sector in Poonch district.

Defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta said the Pakistani firing started at 11.30 am. “They used small arms and automatics,” he said.

Indian soldiers responded using similar calibre weapons.

“No damage or casualty was reported on our side,” Mehta added.

Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in the same area two days ago as well.

Army and intelligence agencies say Pakistan violates the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir to help infiltration of armed guerrillas into the Indian side of the border.