Firing from Pakistani side along LoC in Kashmir

August 6th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Srinagar, Aug 6 (IANS) In a third cross-border firing incident since last month, the five-year ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan was again violated Wednesday as fresh firing was reported near a de-facto border line in Kashmir. The firing was reported on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Nowgam sector of north Kashmir Kupwara district Wednesday morning, a defence spokesman said.

The fresh firing comes days after Indian and Pakistan army commanders met to end the clashes that are threatening the bilateral ceasefire agreement between the two countries.

“There was a brief small arms firing on the LoC this morning. We don’t know whether it was from the Pakistan Army or militants,” the spokesman said.

There was no casualty on the Indian side, said the spokesman.

One Indian army trooper was killed and two others were injured in Pakistan army firing in the same sector last month.

Indian and Pakistan army troops are holding to a bilateral ceasefire since November 2003.

Defence Minister A.K. Antony recently said there were 21 ceasefire violations along the LoC since January this year.

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