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Pakistan Army violates ceasefire yet again in Manjakote sector

Pakistan Army violates ceasefire yet again in Manjakote sector

The Indian Army jawan, and a nine-year-old girl was killed on Monday as Pakistani troops shelled areas along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch.

Indian troops have reportedly opened fire on Pakistani military's vehicle in Neelum Valley claiming lives of four soldiers on Sunday.

In a statement issued from army headquarters, the army said, "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector at around 0730h today".

Sources said that the Pakistani army targeted many forward Indian army posts.

Pakistani soldiers violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.

India's ministry of defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia said he had no knowledge of the incident.

At the meeting, Pakistan alleged that the Indian Army is targeting its troops which recently resulted in the death of four of its soldiers in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

In the firing and shelling, 9-year-old Sajada Houser was killed at Baroti, police officer said.

"Indian DGMO Lt Gen AK Bhatt in response highlighted that all CFVs were initiated by Pakistan Army and the Indian Army only responded appropriately to them". The Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively, he added.

The 745-km LoC has witnessed multiple incidents of ceasefire violation in recent weeks.

This is the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Rajouri sector over the past 24 hours. The hostile neighbors regularly exchange mortar fire across the Line of Control, the de facto Kashmir border, despite signing a ceasefire in 2003.