This resulted in a heavy exchange of fire between the two sides and further escalation of tension. There was firing by Pakistani forces along the LoC on several Indian forward posts in the Balakote belt of Poonch district from 7:30 am on Thursday, officials said.
They fired automatic weapons and mortar shells, one of which resulted in injury to a civilian Parvaiz in Sanjote forward area.
He was admitted to a nearby hospital, and is being shifted to Government Medical College in Jammu, officials said.
At around 9 pm last night, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire and fired on Indian posts along LoC in Mendhar sub-sector of Poonch district, Defence Spokesperson SN Acharya said.
They fired automatic weapons and medium mortar shells. Indian troops fired back, resulting in exchanges that continued till around 11 pm, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.
There were two ceasefire violations on August 13, when Pak troops targeted Narianpur border outpost along the international border in Samba district and 16 Indian forward posts in Hamirpur, Balakote and Mankote forward areas in Poonch through the night.
Before that, three ceasefire violations had taken place on August 12 when Pakistani troops fired on border outposts and Indian posts along Indo-Pak border in the Durga battalion (Poonch), Kothay (Samba) and Hamirpur-Balakote forward areas.


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