Pakistan troops opened fire from small and automatic weapons on Indian forward posts along the LoC in Bhimbhergali Sub-sector of Poonch district at around 2040 hours, Defence Spokesman SN Acharya said. Indian troops hit back, triggering an exchange of fire which went on till late in the night, the spokesman said adding there were no reports of loss of life or injury to anyone.

This is the 19th ceasefire violation along the LoC in September 2013, the spokesman said. "There are over 120 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on 2013 up to September 25", he added. On September 22, Pakistani troops fired from small and automatic weapons on Indian forward posts along the LoC in Mendhar-Balakote sub-sector of Poonch district.

On September 17, two persons, including a BSF jawan, were injured, when Pakistani army violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked and heavy firing and launched rocket attacks on 7 Indian forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district. A 40-year old civilian Taj Mohmmad was injured in Pak firing in Dera Basi in Mendhar in Poonch sub-sector.

Ceasefire violations were higher in 2013 compared to the last five year.

(Agencies)

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