Guns Rattle Along LOC in Poonch

JAMMU – For the second consecutive day, Krishnaghati sector of the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu region was rattled by exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops with India accusing Paksitan of violating the ceasefire yet again on Monday night.

Quoting defense sources, reports said Pakistani troops opened fire on two Indian forward posts – Kranti and Kripan – in Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch district. The firing with small arms began at around 2130 hours, they said, adding no casualty was reported.

Indian troops deployed in the area returned the fire, reports said. 

“Tonight’s ceasefire violation came on a day which marked the ninth anniversary of the Indo-Pak truce which went into force on November 26, 2003,” sources said.

On Sunday night, Pakistani troops had targeted 10 Indian forward posts by firing over 6000 rounds from heavy weaponry in Krishnaghati sub-sector.

Reports quoting defense spokesman, S N Acharya, said Pakistan troops opened heavy fire with medium and heavy machine guns on 10 forward posts along the LoC in in the sub-sector Monday night. They had fired over 6000 rounds from 1940 hours to 2345 hours, he said, terming it as the “heaviest firing” by Pakistani troops on Indian posts this year. There was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing, he said.

However, the Pakistani firing had triggered a forest fire in the area, which was brought under control by the army with local support. (Agencies)

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