"We also retaliated with few rounds from this side," he said, adding that there was no casualty or injury to anyone. There have been 51 violations of the border ceasefire agreement of 2003 by Pakistan in August and over 245 ceasefire violations this year so far.

Yesterday, Pakistan troops violated the ceasefire twice by resorting to heavy shelling of 120 mm, 81 mm and 60 mm mortar bombs on civilian areas and army posts along the LoC in Hamirpur and Mendhar sectors of Poonch district from 1330 to 1930 hours to which our troops responded effectively, a defence spokesman said.

On August 18 night, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire thrice and resorted to firing on forward posts along the LoC in Balakote, Bhimbergali (BG) and Poonch sectors.

Expanding the arch of its targets, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice and pounded civilian areas and military positions along the IB in R S Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district besides 3 ceasefire violations in Poonch, Balakote and Hamirpur sectors in Poonch district on intervening night of August 17-18, injuring a villager.

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