Ceasefire Violation Along LoC In J&K’s Rajouri


Jammu: Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday evening using mortar bombs and small arms, Defence ministry said here.

Pakistani troops initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons and also mortar bombs on Indian posts along the LoC in Sunderbani sector at 1805 hours, Defence spokesman said.

Indian troops retaliated strongly and effectively, spokesman said.

The firing was still going on and further details are awaited, he added.

Tension escalated in Anantnag area after yesterday’s encounter in Kulgam where four militants were killed. However, two soldiers lost their lives in during the shootout. Curfew was imposed in two areas – Shopian and Kulgam – in the Valley, after rising tension in the area.

Recently, ceasefire  violation Samba sector along International Border was also strongly retaliated by Indian Army.

Pakistan on Wednesday summoned India’s deputy high commissioner JP Singh and condemned alleged “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control and dubbed it as a potential threat.