Pak violates ceasefire in Kupwara sector

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/24/2020 12:44:48 AM

SRINAGAR, Feb 23: Pakistan violated ceasefire when it resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) in frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara, official said.
According to the sources, Pakistan violated ceasefire and resorted to firing with automatic weapons, targeting forward posts and civilian areas on this side of LoC in Keran and Tanghdar sectors in Kupwara on Saturday evening.
Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire continued from 1600 hours to 2350 hours.
Officials further said that Pakistani troops were resorting to firing to help militants to sneak into this side of the border. However, they said, troops were on high alert to foil any infiltration bid from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), where a huge number of trained militants are waiting in launching pads to sneak into this side.
Meanwhile, asserting that there was no letup in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC in J&K, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said launching pads in POK remained loaded with militants even during winter.
Singh said a huge number of militants are waiting on launching pads in POK to infiltrate into this side. However, he further said troops were alert and prepared to foil any attempts by militants to sneak into this side to create disturbance.



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