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Jammu: Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops pounded Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC with 82 mm mortar shells and fired from automatic weapons in Poonch District.
There have been 28 violations of the 2003 ceasefire in August this year and this is the fifth consecutive day that Pakistani troops have shelled Indian posts along the LoC in Jammu region.
Pakistan troops resorted to firing with automatic weapons and 82 mm mortar bombs on forward posts and civilian areas in Shahpur Kerni belt of Poonch District from 8:15 AM, a defence spokesman said.
Pakistani troops also fired on forward posts along the LoC in Balakote belt with automatic, small arms and mortar bombs around 7:15 PM last night till midnight, he said.
Indian troops fired back and exchanges are going on, he said, adding there was no causality or injury to anyone in the firing so far.
POONCH: The continued heavy firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) has forced over 25 villagers to migrate. The house of one Ahmed Din son of Nazir Ahmed resident of Shahpur was hit and totally destroyed. Over 25 families from Sawjian Sector have left their houses and taken shelter at safer places.
The worst affected villagers include village Danna, Chaprian and village Katha. A few of those who have migrated include Mumtaz Khan son of Jalal Din, Mohd Ashaf Mir son of Wali Mohd Mir, Sardar Khan son of Ali khan, Akbar Dar son of Kumal Dar, Basher Dar, Aziz Dar, Haji Noor Mohd, Abdul Qyoom, LAL Din, Mohd Shafi, Mohd Rafi, Gafoor Khan , Sarfraz Ahd, Yasin Mohd and eleven others.
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