Jammu, Feb 28 : Pakistan on Thursday violated the ceasefire and increased intensity of shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Pak continues with its nefarious designes in continuous unprovoked cease fire voilation along the LoC since 0600 hrs in the morning," defence spokesman here said.
He said that Pakistan again at about 1500 hrs, resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation by heavy Shelling with Mortars and Firing of Small Arms along LoC in Sunderbani, Mankote, Khari Karmara, Degwar Sectors of Poonch.
"Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively," he added.
Earlier at about1300 hrs, Pak again initiated Unprovoked Ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of Small Arms along LoC in Krishna Ghati Sector," he said adding that at about 0600 hrs on Thursday, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms along LoC in Krishna Ghati Sector.
The exchange of fire lasted for one hour, he added.
Meanwhile District Magistrate Jammu, Ramesh Kumar has ordered closure of all government and private schools on Thursday falling in the radius of 5-kilometres along international border in Jammu district.
The Chief Education Officer, Samba has also ordered closure of schools in the Samba district as well while the Divisional Administration has ordered for cancellation of class eighth paper scheduled for today.
On Tuesday hours after air strikes, Pakistani Army resorted to heavy firing along the Line of Control in Rajouri, Poonch and Jammu sectors.
“The Pakistan army Tuesday resorted to heavy mortar shelling on more than 50 forward areas in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts,” defence sources here said.
They said that Pakistan fired 120 mm mortars targeting civilian hamlets and forward posts since 1730 hours.
They fired from small, automatic and heavy weaponry in Krishna Gati, Balakote, Khari Karmara, Mankote, Tarkundi in Poonch district, Kalal, Baba Khori, Kalsian, Laam and Jhangar areas in Rajouri and Pallanwala and Laleali Jammu, they said.
Five soldiers were also injured in the firing. (UNI)