Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K

By Agency Published on May 14, 2017 03:45 PM IST

Jammu: The Pakistan Army today initiated indiscriminate firing along the Line of Control in Chiti Bakri area of Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Indian Army is strongly retaliating to the unprovoked firing from the Pakistan side, an offi cial told media.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said, Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in the Rajouri sector.

"They are using small arms, automatics, and mortars. Our forces are effectively retaliating. The firing is presently ongoing," Mehta added.

Islamabad violated ceasefire post 6.45 am today and has targeted more than seven villages along the border.

At least two civilians including a minor girl were killed and nine people including four soldiers were injured as Pakistan pounded 35 villages and Indian posts with mortars along the LoC in Rajouri district yesterday.

Two hundred houses have been damaged, mostly partially, in shelling from across the LoC, said SubDivisional Magistrate, Nowshera, Harbans Lal Sharma.