India, Pak trade fire in Poonch

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/6/2019 12:38:31 PM

JAMMU, Nov 5: India and Pakistan Tuesday traded heavy fire after the latter targetted forward Indian posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Qasba-Kerni sector of Poonch district.
Defence spokesperson, while confirming, ceasefire violation by Pakistan, said, “At about 0740 hours, the Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms along LoC in Kerni sector in Poonch district.” He stated that Indian army effectively retaliated.
There was no report of any loss so far, spokesperson added. The firing stopped around 8 AM.
On Monday night, Pakistani Rangers had opened fire from across the border in Manyari-Chorgali area on the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector, the officials said. The Border Security Force (BSF) guarding the border had retaliated in equal measure.
According to official figures, Pakistan army violated ceasefire along the LoC over 2,100 times this year, leaving 29 Indians dead and scores of others injured.
Of them, eight people, including five soldiers, were killed in October alone.
Four of them lost their lives in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch which witnessed the major brunt of the cross-border firing this year.



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