Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri; infiltration bid foiled in Poonch

Jammu, Oct 21 (IANS) The Pakistan Army on Friday fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district as the Indian army foiled an infiltration bid elsewhere in Poonch district of Jammu region.

“Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire on the LoC in Rajouri district by using automatics and small arms to target Indian positions. Firing by Pakistan troops started at 12.40 p.m. Our troops effectively retaliated,” Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

He said intermittent exchanges were still on in this sector till last reports came in.

An infiltration bid was foiled by vigilant Indian troops in a densely forested area on the LoC in Poonch sector on Friday, he added.

“On noticing some suspicious activity, alert troops challenged a group of two-three infiltrators who were attempting to sneak into the Indian side through the LoC.

“The group of terrorists opened fire, which was responded to in equal measure by the troops, forcing the group to flee back into the Pakistani side.”