Pak violates ceasefire for 3rd day

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 29: For third consecutive day today, Pakistan army resorted to ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district using heavy fire arms and mortars but failed to cause any casualties or damage.
Official sources said Pakistan army resorted to sudden unprovoked firing and shelling on the LoC targeting forward areas in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sector at 2.30 pm today. Initially, the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire with small fire arms but later used automatic weapons and 82mm mortars to target forward posts of the Army and civilian areas.
The Indian side retaliated very effectively and strongly to silence the Pakistani guns, leading to very heavy exchanges that continued till 3.45 pm. However, small arms firing lasted till 6 pm, intermittently.
There were no reports of any casualties or damages on the Indian side in Pakistani firing and shelling though some mortars fell in the civilian areas in which the people had narrow escape. However, reports indicated that Pakistan army might have suffered some casualties and infrastructural damages in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops.
Panic gripped civilian areas along Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors following fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan army. Majority of people in the villages affected by shelling and firing remained confined to houses and other structures after ceasefire violation.
This was third ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in as many days.
Yesterday, Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire with heavy firing in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district while a day before, they had resorted to shelling and firing in Janghar area of Nowshera sector.


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