Srinagar, Jan 26 IANS | 10 months ago

Pakistani troops Sunday resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir as India was celebrating its 65th Republic Day, an official said.

The firing took place in Uri sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district, defence spokesman Lt.Col. N.N. Joshi told reporters in Srinagar.

"Pakistani troops fired at the Kaman post in Uri sector of the LoC today. The firing started at 6 a.m. They used small arms and rockets to target our picket," the spokesman said.

Lt.Col. Joshi said the matter was taken up with Pakistani authorities on the hotline.

"There was no casualty or damage on our side. The firing has since stopped," he said.

Pakistan has violated the bilateral ceasefire agreement twice this year in Krishna Ghati-Mendhar sector in Poonch district Jan 13 and 18.

(Posted on 26-01-2014)

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