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LoC erupts again as Pak troops open fire

Friday, 11 January 2013 - 8:26am IST | Place: Srinagar | Agency: DNA
Even before the Mendhar wounds could be healed, Pakistani army again violated the ceasefire by firing indiscriminately on the Indian forward positions in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.

Even before the Mendhar wounds could be healed, Pakistani army again violated the ceasefire by firing indiscriminately on the Indian forward positions in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Thursday evening.

The incident happened at 5 pm when Pakistani forces suddenly opened heavy firing on the Indian posts in the sector.  Indian troops retaliated to the Pakistani fire in a bid to silence the guns from across the border.

“Firing commenced at 1700 hours in the Krishna Ghati sector. It is being retaliated by us. The exchange of fire is on,” said Colonel RK Palta, defence spokesman at Jammu. There was no report of casualties in the firing, army sources said.

Sources said Pakistani troops are using heavy machine guns to fire at the Indian forward positions in Mankote area.

Sources said Pakistani troops opened fire from Daku and Chuhuha posts and their target was mainly Chajja, Mahan and other posts of Indian army in the Mankote area of Krishna Ghati sector.

The fresh bout of firing comes two days after Pakistani troops crossed the LoC and brutally killed two Indian army soldiers in Mendhar sector of Poonch district in Jammu division.

Thursday’s ceasefire violation is 15th in the last one month on the Line of Control. Most of these firing incidents happened in Rajouri, Uri and Keran sectors which were aimed at assisting the infiltration attempts by terrorists. 

Around 154 ceasefire violations have taken places along the LoC from 2009 to August 2012.  Of which 28 were reported in 2009,  44 during 2010, 51 in 2011 and 31 between January and August 2012.


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