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Ceasefire violation: Pak troops violate ceasefire 9 times in four days

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Srinagar (Oct 4, 2014): Pakistani troops continued breaching the ceasefire along the LoC for the fourth successive day on Saturday by resorting to unprovoked firing and shelling, while two persons have been injured and several houses damaged in Jammu region overnight due to the violation.

Army troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan, effectively responded to the firing. "Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts along LoC in Sabjian belt of Poonch district around 1050 hours today," a Defence spokesman said.

No casualty was reported till the last news came. This was the ninth ceasefire violation in the last four days.

After shelling border hamlets along the LoC in Poonch, Pakistani troops resorted to heavy firing of mortar bombs, small and automatic weapons in Jammu region overnight leaving two persons injured. The Army said there was also a brief ceasefire violation along the LoC in Gulmarg sector of north Kashmir last night.

"Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing and shelling of mortar bombs targeting border hamlets and Border out Posts (BoPs) along the International Border in R S Pura belt of Jammu district since last night," a police officer said. In the firing and shelling, four BoPs and Channa, Kako De Kothay, Kodwal and Devigarh villages were hit.

Two persons were injured in Kako-De-Kothay village, the officer said.

Seven houses suffered partial damage in the firing, he said.