A Defence Spokesman said, "Pakistan troops fired from small arms, mortar bombs of 120 mm and 61 mm range on forward posts along the LoC in Sabzian and Balakote sectors in Poonch district overnight".

While Pakistani troops fired from automatic weapons and 120 mm mortar shells in Sabzian sector from 9 PM last, there was firing of small arms and 61 mm mortars along Balakote sector during the period till this morning.

Troops effectively retaliated, the spokesman said, adding the was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

There have been 21 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu region in August. The firing and shelling is going on almost on a daily basis, violating the border ceasefire which came into operation in November 2003.

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