Pakistani soldiers on Saturday violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Poonch and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir, officials stated.
Indian troops protecting the borders retaliated befittingly to silence the Pakistani guns and there was no reported casualty on the Indian side, the officials stated.
At about 8 pm, a defence spokesperson stated that Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling mortars along LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors in Poonch district.Indian army retaliated and the cross-border shelling was continuing when last reports were received, he stated.
Earlier, Pakistani armed forces resorted to firing from across the border in Karol Matrai and Chandwa along the IB in Kathua district started around 12.45 am, drawing effective retaliation by the Border Security Force (BSF), the officials stated. They said the exchange of firing between the two sides continued till 3 am.
The Pakistani firing caused a lot of panic among the border residents who were then forced to spend the night in the underground bunkers for their safety, the officials stated.