Pak troops violate ceasefire again in Poonch

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 18, 2012 13:30 hrs

In another incident of ceasefire violation, the Pakistan army fired across the border on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday allegedly to provide cover to militants wanting to cross over to Poonch.

The troopers initially opened heavy weaponry firing and then started to fire mortar shells later.

Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Mohammad Azam, a resident, said the Pakistani army tried to make use of the heavy rains to facilitate easy entrance of militants in India.

"Between 10 and 11 last night, there was uncontrolled firing from across the border. It was raining pretty hard, but our forces retaliated. The Pakistanis are continuously violating the ceasefire. We want to convey this message through the media that they will always be unsuccessful in spreading militancy in the Valley," Azam said.

The crossfire continued for over two hours. This was the 10th firing incident over the last month.

Recently, on August 16, the Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts along the border in R S Pura sector of the state on August 16, killing one border security guard.

On August 5, Pakistani soldiers had targeted another picket in R S Pura sector in Jammu without any provocation. (ANI)

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