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Pak resorts to unprovoked ceasefire violation on LoC

Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 12:00 [IST]

Last Update: Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 06:18 [IST]

Pak resorts to unprovoked ceasefire violation on LoC

Jammu (IANS) Pakistan army on Saturday targeted Indian positions by using small arms and mortars on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.
"At around 11.15 a.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district," Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel DevenderAnand said.
"Indian army is retaliating befittingly," he added.
Pakistan has been violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by India and Pakistan in 1999 with impunity since the beginning of this year.
At least 24 civilians have been killed and over 100 injured in more than 3,186 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the LoC since January 2020.
The frequent cross border shelling has brought insurmountable suffering into the lives of thousands of people living along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

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