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J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch district; Indian Army retaliates

File photo. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 15, 2019, 01.15 PM (IST)

Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, news agency ANI reported.

The Indian army is retaliating befittingly.

According to the report, the Pakistan Rangers initiated an unprovoked ceasefire at around 9:30 am in Qasba and Kirni sectors of Poonch district by firing small arms and shelling with mortars.

No casualty has been reported so far.

On October 13, One soldier lost his life in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district.

The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan has gone up significantly this year compared to 2018.

"2317 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2019 till October 10 while 147 terrorists have been killed in different operations by the security forces on the Line of Control (LoC) and hinterland," Indian Army sources said.

In 2018, the total number of ceasefire violations was 1629.

254 terrorists were killed last year including a large number of local and foreigner terrorist commanders.

The surge in ceasefire violations has happened in a year when the Indian abrogated Article 370 giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

(With inputs from agencies)