Pak Violates Ceasefire Again, Shells Posts in Balakot

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Jammu: For the fourth time in a day Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and opened fire on Indian posts along the LOC in Balakot sector on Thursday. The firing has been duely returned by the Indian soldiers.

Earlier the day Pakistani troops opened heavy fire on Indian forward posts in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. “Pakistani troops resorted to firing on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch sector around 0955 hours”, a defence spokesman said here.

Pakistan troops overnight fired mortar bombs and used automatic weapons to target forward posts along the LoC in Balakote sector of Poonch district from 7.45 PM to 12 AM, spokesman said.

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With Thursday’s ceasefire, Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire 21 times in September this year.

Pakistani troops had on Wednesday violated the ceasefire thrice in Krishnagati and Balakote sectors of Poonch district.