Pak violates Ceasefire in Poonch

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Rajouri, April 05: The Pakistan Army on Friday violated ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. According to reports, Pakistan resorted to shelling of mortars and firings of arms. In the unprovoked firing, no casualties have been reported yet. In the cross-border firing, the Indian defence personnel retaliated strongly.

On April 1 also, Pakistani Rangers resorted unprovoked firing in Mankote and Krishna Ghati sectors of Poonch. One BSF (Border Security Force) officer was martyred in the cross-border firing. A six-year-old minor was killed in the shelling. Five defence personnel and nine civilians were also wounded in the ceasefire violation.

In the retaliatory firing by the Indian forces, several Pakistani posts across the Line of Control (LoC) were destroyed. According to officials, there were several casualties to Pakistani troops too. Citing security reasons, schools across the borderline in Pooch and Rajouri districts were closed.

Last month, the Indian army retaliated to ceasefire violation by the neighbouring country and destroyed the Pakistani Army post opposite the Akhnoor sector. A video was also surfaced showing Pakistani flag upside down as a signal of emergency. “The Pakistani flag is flying upside down in the video taken yesterday (March 22) In front of Akhnoor Sector where the enemy post can be seen completely destroyed,” defence sources said.

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