Pakistan violates ceasefire after infiltration bid foiled

Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated ceasefire and indulged in 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 9.50am, PRO defence, SN Acharya, said.

Alert Indian troops took position and opened fire on the infiltrators pushing them back towards PoK, Acharya said.

As the infiltration bid was foiled, Pakistani troops indulged in 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.

The exchanges are on, he said, adding that there was no casualty or injury to any person onIndian side.

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