On Wednesday, heavy shelling and firing by Pakistani troops were reported along the LoC (Line of Control) in the border town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri. Today, there have been six cases of the violation of the ceasefire, informed the defence officials.
Authorities report that at 10:30 am, Pakistani outfits resorted to heavy shelling with arms or artillery and firing with small arms along the LoC in Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors in Rajouri, located around 159 km from Jammu city.
All educational institutions and schools within 5 km distance from LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts are closed. The exchange of heavy shelling and fire aroused panic among the border residents.
Indian Army is firing in response, informed the army.
It is recorded the second round of fire exchange between India and Pakistan within 12-hours. Pakistani and Indian armies have exchanged heavy fire across Loc in J&K’s Rajouri till 4:30 am, reports the Defence Ministry.
Heavy fire exchanges took place in Rajouri’s Krishna Ghati and Nowshera sector of Poonch on Tuesday. While the cross-border battle lasted for more than 3-hours in Nowshera, firing took place from 6 pm to 8:15 pm in Krishna Ghati.
There has been a rush in unprovoked firing by Pak after Indian fighter jets bombed and destroyed JeM’s biggest terrorists training camps in Balakot on February 26, which followed the suicide bombing by JeM in Pulwama district of J&K, in which around 40 CRPF jawans have lost their lives.
4 civilians, including three members from the same family, were shot dead and several others were injured in over 60 incidents of violations of ceasefire by Pakistan along LoC in Poonch and Rajouri district last week.