Feeling the heat following the surgical strikes by India, the Pakistani troops have targeted Indian posts, civilian areas in Akhnoor sector. Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops today fired mortar bombs and heavy machine guns along the .
According to a report by PTI, there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing, which started at 0330 hours and ended at 0600 hours.
Indian troops guarding the border retaliated effectively, defence sources said.
“There was heavy shelling of mortar bombs, RPGs and heavy machine guns and small arms firing on forward positions along the LoC in Pallanwala sector and Chamb area of Akhnoor tehsil today,” the sources said.
According to local police, Badoo and Chanoo hamlets were the most hit. As some residents were returning to take care of their cattle and homes along the border, Pakistan troops tried to kill them by resorting to heavy firing. Some houses were hit by bullets from Pakistan in Badoo village. The civilians were immediately shifted to safer places, they said.
This is the fifth violation of the 2004 ceasefire by Pakistani troops along LoC in J&K in the past 36 hours