Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Poonch, resort to mortar shelling
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 17, Mar 2019, 10:41 am IST | UPDATED: 17, Mar 2019, 10:41 am IST
Delhi: Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again on Saturday which escalated into an exchange of fire that continued till the wee hours of Sunday, as the Indian forces retaliated to the unprovoked firing.The ceasefire violation took place at 1:30 pm on Saturday when the Pakistani side started shelling mortar and firing bullets along the LoC in Mankot sector of Poonch district, to which the Indian forces also retaliated. The exchange of fire continued till 3:30 am on Sunday.
Tensions have increased along the border after the air strikes conducted by India on Jaish-e-Mohammed camps in the aftermath of Pulwama Attack conducted by the Pakistan-based terror group.
In the firing that lasted for around 14 hours, no loss was reported from the Indian side.
Meanwhile, a brief exchange of fire took place between terrorists and forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Yaripora area in Kulgam, South Kashmir. The encounter broke out after terrorist attacked army patrol party at Kujar Yaripora in Kulgam.
As per reports an unidentified terrorist has been decimated in the ongoing firing. The area has been cordoned off by the forces for conducting search operation.
On Saturday night, terrorists attacked an army patrol in Yaripora area of Kulgam. As per reports, three jawans were injured in the gunfight.
Gun shots were heard at the village, after which forces were rushed to the area, where militants are still believed to be trapped. Firing (gun shots) was heard at village Kujar Yaripora in Kulgam South Kashmir, forces rushed to the area. 1-2 militants believed to be trapped.