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Pakistan resorts to unprovoked shelling again

Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan again resorted to unprovoked shelling against India on Tuesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, triggering a fierce response from the Indian side.

Pakistan initiated the 2003 ceasefire violation at 11 a.m. by firing small arms and shelling mortars in the Krishna Ghati sector.

“The Indian Army is giving a befitting reply,” an official source told IANS.

On Monday, after a lull of less than 24 hours, Pakistan violated the ceasefire near the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, the Indian Army hit a Pakistani military post opposite Rajouri after Pakistani firing killed an Indian soldier.

Army sources said an increase in shelling could be part of Pakistan’s efforts to sneak in militants into Jammu and Kashmir.

Ceasefire violations have witnessed a spike after a sudden dip in the first two weeks of August. The number of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir have been the highest in July this year.

–IANS

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