KL Report

Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on forward border belts of Goutrian and Mankote along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector on Wednesday night, Army officials said on Thursday.

There was cross-border firing first in Goutrian forward belt last evening and later in Mankote-Mendhar belt along LoC late last night. Army troops guarding the borderline took positions and fired back, they said.

There was no causality or injury to anyone in the firing, they said.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday asked Pakistan to respect the ceasefire, saying guns were no solution to any issue.

Reacting to the unprovoked firing by Pakistani Army that resulted in killing of three civilians in Uri sector of North Kashmir on Tuesday, Mr Omar had said, “…We also have guns and mortars. If we also start firing, where will this stop?”

According to defense sources Pakistan has violated the ceasefire 23 times in the past two months. Pakistan on the other hand accuses that India is violating the ceasefire on LoC.


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