Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in J&K's Poonch

 

Pakistani troops on Saturday violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked mortar and small arms firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.

He said Indian army is retaliating befittingly to silence the Pakistani guns and there was no immediate report of any casualty.

"At about 09:00 hours, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation with firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Mendhar sector," the spokesman said.

The cross-border shelling was going on when last reports were received, a police official said adding the firing triggered panic among the border residents who have been directed to stay at safer places to avoid any casualty.