Pakistani troops opened small arms firing and shelled 82 mm mortars in forward areas along LoC in Barasingha, Mendhar and Hamirpur sub-sectors of Poonch district at 08:30 am, a Defence spokesman said on Friday.
Indian troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan took positions and retaliated with equal calibre weapons, triggering heavy exchanges which are still going on, the spokesman said.
"There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling by Pakistan along LoC on this side", the spokesman said.
This is third ceasefire violation along the LoC in less than 24 hours.
On Thursday, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire and resorted to small arms and automatic weapon firing along LoC in Mendhar and Bhimbhergali-Balakote sub-sectors in Poonch.
Pakistan Army had again violated the ceasefire on Thursday by unprovoked firing along LoC from 6:45 pm hours to 7:25 pm hours in Krishnagati sub-sector of Poonch district.
There have been 127 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir this year, which is highest in past eight years.


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