Pakistan Army violates ceasefire in Nowshera sector near Line of Control

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army_officerPakistani forces on November 8 opened fire and lobbed mortars on Indian posts along the Line of Control in Rajouri district. Indian troops have also retaliated, resulting in frequent exchange of fire.

There has been firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Nowshera sector since the morning (08.45 hrs), said media reports quoting an army officer. However, there was no casualty.

On November 7, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire and targeted Mankote and Balakote areas of Mendhar sector in Poonch district.

On November 6, two army jawans were killed and five others were injured as Pakistani army opened fire in an attempt to facilitate two infiltration bids along the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district.

Out of the 151 incidents of ceasefire violations on the LoC this year, 110 of them have happened since September. More than half of these ceasefire violations have taken place after the Army’s Special Forces conducted surgical strikes across the LoC on September 29 to destroy terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

89 of the 110 ceasefire violations since September have occurred south of Pir Panjal, in Poonch, Mendhar, Naushera and Akhnoor sectors. Uri, Tangdhar, Keren, Machhil and Gurez sectors — areas north of Pir Panjal — have witnessed 21 ceasefire violations in the past two months.