LoC in Poonch again rattles with gunfire, shelling


India on Monday accused Pakistan of again violating ceasefire along LoC in Poonch.

Quoting a defence official, news reports said that after “violating ceasefire on the Line of Control by firing on Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday morning, Pakistan army again starting heavy shelling on Indian positions in the evening.”

“Pakistan army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 6.45 pm onwards in Krishna Ghati sector of LoC,” Defence Ministry spokesman, Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said.

Heavy shelling and firing exchanges between Indian and Pakistani armies began on Monday on the LoC in Poonch after India accused Pakistan army of indiscriminate firing and shelling on Indian positions in Krishna Ghati and Mendhar sectors.

Meanwhile, a statement from the Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command of the army said that Indian army had foiled infiltration bid in Poonch sector on the night between 11/12 June and recovered eight rucksacks and warlike stores in a search.

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