Srinagar: Officials on the Indian side said that Pakistani troops on Saturday violated ceasefire overnight by unprovoked firing and mortar shelling on civilian areas along the Line of Control and International Border in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.
Officials said that Indian troops retaliated befittingly to silence the Pakistani guns, adding there was no immediate report of any casualty.
“At about 1:30 am, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars, targeting civilian areas along the LoC in Makote sector of Poonch. The Indian Army retaliated befittingly,” a defence spokesman said Saturday morning.
A police official said the heavy shelling caused fear and panic among the border residents.
The shelling stopped around 4.30 am, the official said.
The official also said Pakistani rangers targeted forward areas along the IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district and they kept firing intermittently for five hours.