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Pakistan violates LoC ceasefire for fourth time in two days

SNS | New Delhi |

Pakistani forces yet again on Wednesday violated ceasefire and resorted to mortar shelling in Degwar sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, the fourth incident in less 48 hours along the LoC.

"The Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars at 9.05 am on Wednesday on the Indian Army posts," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta was quoted as saying by a news agency.

"The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively. The firing exchange still continues," he said.

Pakistani troops on Tuesday resorted to mortar shelling by automatic weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.

Earlier on Monday Pakistan also opened fire at the Indian troops in Digwar sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.

The ceasefire violation from the Pakistan side comes after India had on March 9 summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan and expressed deep concern over continued ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir.