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Pakistan resumes unprovoked firing along LoC

Jammu

11-October-2014

After a day's lull, the Pakistani Army Saturday resumed unprovoked firing at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

A senior police officer told IANS here: "The Pakistani Army violated the ceasefire in Shahpur Kerni sector of the LoC in Poonch district today (Saturday) afternoon.

"The Pakistani Army is using automatic weapons to target Indian positions. Firing started at 12.45 p.m. and is still going on (at 2 p.m.). The Indian Army retaliated and firing exchanges are still going on in the area."

There was a lull in cross-border firing Friday.

Eight civilians have been killed in unprecedented peace time mortar shelling by Pakistan on the international border and the LoC in the Jammu region since Oct 6, while over 60 have been injured.

As many as 30,000 border residents are presently living in relief camps set up by the state government away from the areas vulnerable to Pakistani shelling. - IANS