Pakistan troops again open fire across LOC in Jammu



Pakistani troops Monday opened fire in Bhimber Gali area of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu's Poonch district and again violated ceasefire agreement.

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at our positions in Bhimber Gali area on the LoC Monday morning," defence spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta told IANS.

"Firing started at 5.15 a.m. Their soldiers used small arms and automatics to target our positions. We have responded with similar calibre weapons," Mehta said.

"Intermittent firing exchanges are still going on there. No damage or casualty has been reported on our side," the defence spokesman said.

The Pakistani troops resorted to such firing at Indian positions in the same sector April 25.

Pakistan has offered a flag meeting at the local commanders level to defuse the tension and ensure that violations of the bilateral ceasefire agreement be stopped after last week's incident on the LoC.- IANS