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05 Jan 2019

Pakistan's army shells border posts, civilian areas in Poonch

Pak army violates ceasefire for four consecutive days

Pakistan army fired mortar shells today at the forward posts and civilians areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, in violation of the ceasefire for the four consecutive days, officials said.

The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018 was the highest at over 1,600.

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Pak army violates ceasefire for four consecutive days

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Firing and shelling continued till late night

Pakistani army also fired mortar bombs at the forward posts and civilian areas in Poonch sector yesterday.

They targeted Mankote, Khadi Karmara, Gulpur areas without any casualty or injury to anyone. The firing and shelling continued till late night.

Indian troops guarding the border retaliated strongly, they added.

Pakistani troops shelled forward posts and civilian areas in Poonch the previous three days as well.

Despite 2003 ceasefire agreement, Pakistan launches unprovoked attack along LoC

Despite repeated calls for restraint, Pakistani forces have launched unprovoked attacks along the LoC and the International Border, said the officials. India and Pakistan had agreed to follow the ceasefire agreement signed between the two nuclear-armed neighbors in 2003 to curb cross-border violence.

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