Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets three Indian posts on LoC (Lead)

August 19th, 2010 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Aug 19 (IANS) Pakistani army opened fire on three Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishnaghati sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir early Thursday, army sources said.
According to the sources, Pakistani troops targeted Kranti, Ghoda and Kirpan posts of the Indian army along the LoC in Mendhar area, about 230 km north of Jammu at around 12.30 a.m.

Soldiers guarding the posts caught in heavy firing which lasted for more than one hour. Pakistani army also fired mortars and rockets, the sources said.

Pakistani army had been violating the cease fire, which had come into effect in November 2003, to facilitate infiltration.

Army sources said that Pakistani army also wanted to cause tensions on the LoC.

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