LoC (Representational Pic)
Kashmir LoC

Despite an appeal of “maximum restraint” by United Nations, India and Pakistan Tuesday continued exchanging heavy gunfire at the Line of Control.

Indian army on Wednesday claimed that Pakistan in an overnight ceasefire violation fired across LoC at two places in Poonch district.

Pakistan army violated ceasefire in Balakote sector yesterday before Indian troops retaliated back, defense spokesperson lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told reporters. “Pakistan stopped firing at 10 pm.”

He said that firing from Pakistan resumed in Poonch sector a short while later and continued till 5 am in morning. However, no causalities have been reported so far.

Pertinently, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon had appealed for a restraint to both New Delhi and Islamabad in wake of border clashes that left one woman dead and eight others wounded.

Ban had expressed “serious concern about the recent escalation of violence” and urged both India and Pakistan “to exercise maximum restraint and take all feasible steps to ensure the protection of civilians.”


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