Pakistan violates ceasefire at Poonch

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Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistani troops on Monday violated the ceasefire by firing with automatic weapons and Rocket Projectile grenades on forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani troops fired upon forward posts in Krishna Ghati sector at 0005 hours, PRO Defence Lt Col Manish Mehta said. As of latest reports, three terrorists have been killed in the firing.

Troops guarding the borderline did not retaliate, he said. The firing continued till 0030 hours, he said, adding there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the cross-border firing. Pakistani troops again resorted to firing with automatic weapons and RPGs for a brief period around 0600 hours on Monday, he said, adding there was no retaliation from this side but a high degree of alert was maintained.

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