Pakistan violates ceasefire, rains shells on Poonch, Rajauri

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"The Pakistani troops fired mortars and also used light weapons to provide firing cover to the infiltrators", they alleged.

The BSF guards the global border with Pakistan south of the Chenab while on the north, along the LoC, it works under the operational control of the Indian Army.

The heavy shelling, which began at 7:15am, is still going on it the area due to which citizens are unable to leave their houses.

Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat this week claimed India had carried out a surgical strike in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and that India has options available to conduct such a strike again.

There has been an increase in the number of cease fire violations by Pakistan as it is trying to help terrorists infiltrate into the Valley.

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Nuclear-armed Pakistan and India regularly accuse each other of firing across the border that divides their sectors of control in Kashmir.

A Pakistani Border Action Team photographed earlier this year. Meanwhile, army has not officially released any statement over the incident yet.

On September 24, two soldiers were injured as Pakistan opened fire at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district.

Meanwhile, the Army, the CRPF and J&K police on Tuesday launched a search operation in Hiranagar area of the IB in Kathua district following reports about the infiltration of militants from across.

Sources said alertness and surveillance have been increased along the LoC in the wake of the recent Uri intrusion where four terrorists were killed in a prolonged gun battle.

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