Jammu, January 9: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire yet again on Wednesday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. According to a tweet by ANI, this is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch sector in the last two days. Reports said the security forces are retaliating to the ceasefire effectively. On Tuesday, Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on the forward posts along LoC in Poonch sector's Gulpur and Khadi Karmara areas. Jammu and Kashmir: Clashes Breaks Out Between Militant and Army in Pulwama, One Militant Killed.
In a separate incident, a suspected militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Tuesday. Reports inform that unidentified officials said security personnel had retaliated after a group of militants opened fire on an Army patrolling party in the Zahidpora area.
Take a look at the tweet:
#JammuAndKashmir: Fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch sector in last two days. Security forces retaliating effectively.
— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2019
On Saturday, Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling and firing along the LoC in the Mankote, Khadi Karmara and Gulpur areas. According to a report by PTI, ceasefire violations were also reported on Thursday, Wednesday and Tuesday from the Poonch sector. According to reports, shelling and firing by Pakistani troops has been very heavy in 2018.
Reports inform that despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003, there have been 2,936 instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2018. Reports inform that the number is the highest in the past 15 years with an average of eight cases daily. According to a report by PTI, a total of 61 people were killed and over 250 injured in these incidences.