Pak violates ceasefire in Gurez sector: Army

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/19/2020 11:36:49 PM

SRINAGAR/ JAMMU, Sep 18: Pakistan today initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kanzalwan area of Gurez sector in the Bandipora district, the Chinar Corps informed.
The Chinar Corps further informed that the ceasefire violation took place in the morning with Pakistan firing mortars and other weapons. The Indian Army is giving a befitting response, it added.
Panic gripped villagers along the Line of Control (LoC) after the armies of India and Pakistan on Friday targeted each other with mortars in Gurez sector of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district
A local news gathering agency, KNO, quoting unnamed officials reported that the Pakistan army initiated an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) along the Line of control in Bagtore Sector by resorting to unprovoked firing with Mortars and other weapons, targeting forward defence locations at Bagtore sector.
Locals said that the exchange of fire triggered panic near villages along the LoC and some residents from the area were shifted to safer places.
The locals added that cross-border shelling has been going on since 11 AM today
An official said that “no loss of life was reported till now. However, shelling is still going on. The Indian Army is giving a befitting reply,” he said.
The cross-border shelling took place twice in the last four days in Gurez sector.
Reports of ceasefire violations were also received from Poonch where Pakistani army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Balakote sector at 4.30 PM today.
On Thursday, Pakistan had violated the ceasefire by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in the Mankote sector in Poonch district.



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