Jammu: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire
by targeting Indian posts along the Line of Control in Poonch district
with RPGs and heavy machine guns this morning leading to heavy firing
"Pak troops have targeted Indian posts by firing
rocket projectile grenades (RPGs) and heavy machine guns along LoC in Doda
Battalion forward area in Poonch district since 0730 hours today," a
senior Army officer said.
Indian border troops retaliated
effectively, resulting in heavy exchanges which were on for five hours,
the officer said.
There was no loss of life or injury to anyone
in the firing, he said.
Top army officials are monitoring the
situation in wake of the heavy firing along the border line and troops
have been asked in other forward areas to intensify round the clock
The firing triggered panic among the people in the
area, especially in Shahpur Kerni forward belt in Poonch where it
stretched for five hours.
This is fifth ceasefire violation in
July this year. On July 3, Pakistan violated ceasefire when it fired on
cops, who had gone on LoC in Sabzian, Poonch to collect the body of the of
a Pakistani intruder killed in IED blast on July 1.
troops fired on troops trying to evacuate injured porters after two were
killed in IED attack by Pakistani militants along LoC in Poonch on July 8.
July 12, Pakistani Rangers fired on Indian forward posts in Pindi belt
along International Border (IB) in Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir.
troops opened small arms firing on Indian posts in forward area along LoC
in Poonch district at on the night of July 22.
There were five
ceasefire violation by Pak troops and two during two-day visit of Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to J&K from