Ceasefire violation in J&K: India, Pakistan forces exchange heavy fire at Poonch

| Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 12:13
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New Delhi: Barely a day away from the 15 August Independence Day celebrations in India, Pakistan troops violated ceasefire on the early morning of Sunday when it fired shots towards Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Shahpur Kandi area of the border Poonch district.

Indian troops retaliated swiftly after the unprovoked awakening from the Pakistani side. Defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta confirmed the ceasefire violation and said that the unprovoked aggression came early Sunday morning.

The Border Security Forces (BSF) retaliated by firing shots back towards the Pakistani side.

Yesterday, around 15 people were injured in a grenade attack at Poonch town. Some of the injured included Buddha Amarnath Pilgrims.


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