Pak violates ceasefire in Jammu, India retaliates

Jammu: Pakistani troops on Thursday violated border ceasefire as they resorted to “unprovoked” firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region, which was retaliated to by the Indian forces, the defence ministry said here.

“Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing across the LoC in Sawjian sector of Poonch district since 9:15 AM,” Jammu-based defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta told PTI.

The firing lasted for 5-10 minutes, he said, adding casualty or damage was reported on the Indian side.

He said the Pakistani Army has been intermittently firing with small automatic weapons since the morning, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate.

“Our troops have also responded with equal force using equal caliber weapons,” he said.

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