Pakistani soldiers keep on violating ceasefire at LoC
The ceasefire violation in Tangdhar sector comes just two days after Pakistan resorted to shelling and firing from across the LoC in Baramulla’s Uri sector, where over 50 families have been evacuated to safer places in view of tension on the border.
Srinagar: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire today by resorting to unprovoked heavy shelling and firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara .
Defence Ministry Spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told that Pakistani troops opened firing mortar shells today morning. This is the violation of the 2003 ceasefire.
The firing has targeted forward posts and civilian areas in Tangdhar sector. Col. Rajesh Kalia said that Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of firing went on for some period of time.
Col. Kalia said Indian Army has targeted Pakistan troops position with high precision. He also said that no one was killed or injured in the shelling.
On 14 June (Sunday), an Army jawan was martyred and two others injured in a similar unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Another ceasefire violation by the Pakistan forces was later reported from LoC in Baramulla district.
For more than a month now, Pakistan has been violating the bilateral ceasefire on the LoC with impunity, forcing Indian authorities to evacuate many families from the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector. Pakistan’s shelling had damaged many houses. On 13 June, (Saturday), cattle was killed and private vehicles were damaged in the area.