Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri

JAMMU: Pakistan broke the truce along the Control Line (LoC) in the Manjakote district sector late Tuesday, less than 24 hours after violating the ceasefire along the LoC in the Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors from the district on Monday.

“Around 8.30pm, Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing of small arms and intense mortar shelling along the LoC in Manjakote sector, to which the retaliated effectively,” Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said.

There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan since a month now.

On April 29, Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire in Shahpur and Kirni sectors along the LoC in . On April 28, Pakistan resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small weapon firing along the LoC in Shahpur, Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch. On April 27, Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Mankote sector of the same district, targeting forward posts and border villages in the area.