Just four days after five Indian soldiers were killed by terrorists and the troops of Pakistan Army, the ceasefire was violated once again on Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The firing was done with small arms and automatic weapons on the posts until 2250 hours and it represented a ceasefire violation.
On August 10, 2013, S N Acharya, defense spokesperson said, “Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing along LoC in Durga Battalion area in Poonch district around 2220 hours late last night”. The defense spokesperson informed that Pakistan fired more than 7,000 rounds of heavy ammunition, which included mortar shells on Indian posts for some seven-and-a-half hours.
Acharya went on to say that army troops gave an equal response to the firing and added that there was no loss of life or damage to property in the firing. Pakistani troops were led by a group of 20 heavily armed men, who entered 450 meters into the Indian territory in the Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir on August 6, 2013 and killed five Indian soldiers.
A K Antony, Defense minister held the Pakistan Army responsible for the brutal attack and also warned that the incident which happened last Tuesday, August 6, 2013 will have consequences on the behavior on the Line of Control.
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