Poonch (J&K): Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated ceasefire and opened indiscriminate firing along Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch sector while an infiltration bid was foiled by Indian troops.

A group of four armed persons from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) were seen moving towards an Indian post in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district around 0950 hours, PRO defence, SN Acharya, said.

Indian troops took position and opened firing, Acharya said, adding that they were pushed back towards PoK.

As the infiltration bid was foiled, Pakistani troops opened heavy firing on Indian posts in Mandi, Krishna Ghati and Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch sector. Sher Shakti, PP1 and PP2 in Mandi sector, Kripan and Kranti posts in Krishna Ghati sector and Bahadur, Rekha and Neck posts in Poonch sector also came under firing.

This is the third ceasefire violation in June this year and fifth in past nearly one month.


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