Pak shells forward areas along loc in Poonch
JAMMU, Aug 4: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday opened heavy fire and shelled forward areas along the loc in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from Indian troops, officials said.
They said the Pakistan Army also heavily shelled forward areas along the loc in Dabraj belt of Mankote sector.
"At about 0700 hours, Pak army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms & intense shelling with mortars along loc in Krishnagati sector of district Poonch", a defence spokesman said. The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, he said.
Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire 47 times last month and shelled areas along the loc in Rajouri, Poonch, Kupwara and Baramulla districts on a daily basis in July. "Pakistan Army used High Explosive 120 mm mortar shells to target areas," he said, adding that around half a dozen houses were partially damaged while around ten to twelve cattle were also injured. The intermittent firing and shelling was going on when the report was last filed.