Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire by firing mortar shells

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Intensifying attacks along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistani troops yet again violated ceasefire by firing mortar shells and automatics weapons on army posts in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district, Jammu, on Tuesday.
“Pakistan opened unprovoked fire in Nowshera sector at three locations this morning from 0500 hrs,” defence spokesman, Lt Col Manish Mehta said.
He added that Pakistan was using small arms, automatics and mortars, while our “own troops appropriately responded with similar calibre”. So far no casualties or injuries have occurred.
Rajouri is located about 150 kilometres northwest of Jammu.
The inspector general in-charge, Rajouri — Poonch range, Johnny Williams, said the three posts under fire were Jhangar, Kalsian, Makri.
“The situation is being monitored closely, and if it turns critical, we will evacuate villagers,” Williams said.
Currently, firing is being exchanged between Pakistani and Indian army posts on the ridge, according to Rajouri deputy commissioner, Shabir Ahmed Bhat.
Tuesday’s violation is the sixth such instance along the LoC since India announced that it had carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
On Monday, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire four times and restored to heavy firing and mortar shelling in Saujian, Shahpur-Kerni, Mandi and KG sectors in Poonch district, injuring 5 civilians, including five women.
Several shops were burnt down after a shell triggered fire in oil containers at a security force camp.

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