Pakistani troops violate ceasefire in Poonch

Jammu, May 27 (IANS) Pakistani troops started unprovoked firing and shelling in Chakan da Bagh area of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir Monday, exactly three days after their firing in Nowgam sector injured an Indian army officer, an army source said.

The Pakistani shells and gun fire targeted the forward Indian posts in Chakan da Bagh, about 240 km north of Jammu, in the morning, the source said.

This was the second ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in recent days. On May 24, their shelling injured a brigadier in Nowgam sector in Kupwara district in north Kashmir, he said.

According to the army source, the firing in Poonch started around 7 a.m. It did not cause any loss of life or injury to any Indian soldier.

Pakistani troops also used rocket propelled grenades to target the forward posts. However, in this case, Indian troops did not retaliate, the source said.

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