Pak Violates Ceasefire Along LoC After Indian Troops Foil Infiltration Bid

Pak Violates Ceasefire Along LoC After Indian Troops Foil Infiltration Bid

19 June 2013
The Indian Express


Poonch: Pakistani troops today violated ceasefire and opened indiscriminate firing along Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch sector after 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 forward post in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district around 9.50 am, PRO defence, S N Acharya, said. Alert Indian troops took position and opened firing on the infiltrating persons, 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, he said. They fired small arms and 82 mm mortars on Indian posts and Indian troops also retaliated, resulting in exchanges. Giving details, Udhampur based defence ministry spokesman Lt Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that the trouble started when Indian Army noticed four unidentified gunmen moving towards one of their posts in Krishna Ghati sector around 9.50 am and opened fire. 'Though the intruding gunmen fled back to Pakistan side, the Pakistani troops across the LoC started small arms fire at nearly half a dozen forward Indian posts in the area. The Pakistani troops also fired 82 mm mortars on the Indian side,' he said This is the third ceasefire violation in June this year and fifth in past nearly one month.