A senior police officer said that, "The Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire in Shahpur Kerni sector of the LoC in Poonch district on Saturday afternoon."

The Pakistani Army is using automatic weapons to target Indian positions. Firing started at 12.45 p m  and is still going on (at 2 p m ).

The Indian Army retaliated and firing exchanges are still going on in the area.

"Eight civilians were killed in unprecedented peace0time mortar shelling by the Pakistani Army on the International Border and the LoC in the Jammu region since October 6, while over 60 were injured. As many as 30,000 border residents are presently living in relief camps set up by the state government away from the areas vulnerable to Pakistani shelling.”

After nine days of heavy firing and mortar shelling from across the border, firing de-escalated along the 192-km long International Border in Jammu frontier overnight with Pakistan opening fire on four border outposts in Kathua district.

"There was no cross-border firing during the intervening night of October 9 and 10 along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts", BSF spokesman said on Friday.

The IB has witnessed heavy firing for nine days that has left eight persons dead and injured nearly 90 people, including 13 securitymen. Besides over 32,000 people have fled from their border homes leaving 113 hamlets deserted along the IB.

India and Pakistan troops traded heavy fire along the IB on the intervening night of October 7 and 8 after Pakistan Rangers shelled almost the entire IB by targeting 60 border outposts (BoPs) and over 130 border hamlets in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, in which 15 people including 3 BSF jawans were injured.

There has been over thee dozen ceasefire violations along IB since October one.

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