J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Akhnoor sector; Indian Army retaliates

File photo Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 04, 2019, 09.24 AM (IST)

Pakistani troops on Monday early morning continued unprovoked firing of mortar shells and small arms along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector.

The Indian army retaliated effectively, reported ANI, and the firing stopped in a few hours i.e; by 6.30 AM.

The Pakistan Army has violated the ceasefire for over 60 times during the last one week by targeting over 70 civilian and forward areas along the LoC in Poonch, Rajouri, Jammu and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the Centre has reportedly sanctioned an additional 400 bunkers for residents in Poonch and Rajouri districts of the state with 200 additional bunkers for each district. 

According to locals, he said the bunkers have been found to be an effective response to cross-border shelling, providing border residents a safe place to shelter themselves during shelling incidents.

The decision comes in the wake of escalating tension between India and Pakistan and incidents of heightened cross-border shelling.

(With inputs from PTI)

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The Pakistan Army has violated the ceasefire for over 60 times during the last one week by targeting over 70 civilian and forward areas along the LoC in Poonch, Rajouri, Jammu and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir.