Pakistan again violates ceasefire on Poonch LoC

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Jammu, March 13 (IANS) The Pakistan Army again resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Monday at Indian positions on the Line of Control in Poonch district.

Army spokesperson Lt. Col Manish Mehta told IANS that the Pakistan Army used 82 mm mortars and automatic weapons to violate the ceasefire.

The Pakistan shelling and firing started at 6.40 a.m. and the Indian troops were “effectively responding”, Mehta said, adding that intermittent firing exchanges were still on. No casualty or damage has so far been reported from the Indian side.

Pakistan Army had violated the ceasefire on Sunday too in the Krishna Ghati and Chakan Da Bagh sectors.

A mortar fired by the Pakistan Army landed and exploded inside the trade facilitation centre in Chakan Da Bagh on Sunday resulting in minor damage to one of the buildings there.

The trade facilitation centre at Chakan Da Bagh is the nerve centre of the cross LoC trade between India and Pakistan.

–IANS

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