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IndiaPak troops target Indian posts, civilian areas in Akhnoor

Pak troops target Indian posts, civilian areas in Akhnoor


Tawi, October 1: Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops on Saturday targeted Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs and heavy machine guns along the LoC in Jammu and 's Akhnoor tehsil.

There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing, which started at 3.30 am and ended at 6 am.

Indian troops guarding the border retaliated effectively, 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 on Saturday,” sources said.

Police said the Pakistani troops targeted Badoo and Chanoo hamlets. “Villagers residing along the LoC were evacuated and shifted to safer places,” a police official said.

As some border residents were returning to take care of their cattle and homes along the border, Pakistan troops tried to target them by heavy firing, they said.

Some houses were hit by bullets from Pakistan in Badoo village, police said.

This is the fifth violation of the 2004 ceasefire by Pakistani troops along LoC in J&K in the past four days.

Pakistan has stepped up cross-border firing after the surgical strikes on September 29 by the Army to destroy terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

On Friday, Pakistani troops had restored to small arms firing along LoC in Pallanwala, Chaprial and Samnam areas of Akhnoor sector of Jammu district during the night, Jammu Deputy Commissioner Simrandeep Singh said. PTI

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