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J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch district, no casualties reported

J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch district, no casualties reported

Earlier, Indian forces subjected to ceasefire violations in Rukh Chakri and Rawalakot Sectors on September 30 and October 2, resulting in the killings of three civilians and injuries to five others, including a woman. Security forces neutralised 14 terrorists who were provided cover by Pakistani forces in ceasefire violations.

India conveyed to Pakistan that such "deliberate targeting of civilians was not acceptable and was against humanitarian norms and practices".

The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement and investigate the incidents of truce violations.

Pakistan Army posts are effectively engaging against Indian aggression.

India maintains that UNMOGIP has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control.

He said Indian occupation forces have increasingly targeted civilian areas on the Pakistani side, resulting in the shahadats of 13 civilians, including 6 women, and injuries to 39 others during last two weeks.

More than 70,000 people have reportedly been killed in the conflict since 1989.

The rival armies routinely target each other across the heavily militarised LoC that divides the territory, and Aurangzeb said that intermittent "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops in the area was continuing.

A man displays mortar shrapnel allegedly fired by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kotli sector of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on October 8, 2014.