Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch; 3rd in 24 Hours

RSTV Bureau
Jammu: BSF personnel keeping a tight vigil at the International Border. Photo - PTI

Jammu: BSF personnel keeping a tight vigil at the International Border.
Photo – PTI

In an instance of yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops early on Sunday today fired from small arms along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. This is third ceasefire violations along the LoC in Poonch district in the past over 24 hours.

“There was a brief ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Mankote sector of Poonch district early this morning”, a police officer said today.

The officials also confirmed that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

On Saturday, Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) Naib Sudebar Jagram Singh Tomar and a woman identified as Raqia Bi were killed as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice along the Line of Control (LoC) and shelled forward posts and villages in Poonch sector.

On August 8, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra (21) lost his life in unprovoked Pakistani firing.

Till August 1 this year, there have been 285 instances of ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces. In 2016, the number was significantly less at 228.