Ceasefire violation at LoC in Poonch

Anubhav Misri. Dated: 7/21/2013 11:29:24 PM

POONCH, Jul 21: With no let up in incidents of ceasefire violation from across the border, the Pakistan troops once again opened unprovoked fire on Indian Forward posts and civilian areas with medium range and light weapons along Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar sector of Haveli tehsil of Poonch district.
Officials stated that the Pakistan army violated ceasefire Saturday night as its troops fired with light and medium range weapons targeting Indian forward posts in Degwar sector of this border district and civilian areas. They said that at around 8.45 PM, the Pakistan troops of 657 Mujahidin opened unprovoked firing from their forward Nirali post using small and medium range arms aiming at Indian forward posts Shekhar, Langur, Narkote post.
Indian troops initially restrained themselves and did not open fire. However as the other side remained unrelenting, this evoked calibrated response from Indian troops. The exchange of firing ended at around 11.30 PM. Officials added that a suspected movement of 3-4 armed persons was also noticed along Line of Control (LoC) by alert Indian troops.
The locals confirmed that Pak army was targeting forward Indian post and local population. The ear-piercing noise of booming guns could be heard in Poonch creating panic among local habitants of this area of border district.
Army officers confirmed that there was firing from Light and Medium range weapons including LMG, MMG on forward Indian posts Shekher and Langur along LoC in Degwar sector of Haveli tehsil in Poonch district. They further confirmed that Pakistani troops of 657 Mujahidin opened fire from their forward Nirali post.
“Indian troops guarding the LoC initially exercised restraint. Later, when heavy fire was used by Pak troops, they (Indian troops) also retaliated with equal caliber,” they added.
However, when asked about the suspected movement along LoC, they remained tightlipped.



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