The Hush Post| 07:25 pm | 2-min-read
Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in at least three sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday evening after early morning air strikes in Balakot.
Ceasefire violations were reported from Pakistani side in Akhnoor, Nowshera, Krishna Ghati Sectors in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday evening.
“There are ceasefire violations by Pakistan along LoC in Akhnoor, Nowshera and Krishna Ghati sectors on Tuesday. At about 17: 30 hours (5.30 pm), Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by resorting to heavy shelling with mortars and firing of small arms in Akhnoor, Nowshera and Krishna Ghati sectors,” Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand told mediapersons.
Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively, he added. The three sectors fall in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
He also informed that Pakistani troops were also using 120 mm mortars, a battalion level flat trajectory weapon. The Pakistani troops were also targeting civilian areas in Nowshera, Mendhar, Balakote and KG sectors.
An Army source informed that Pakistani troops have opened fire in Akhnoor, Pallanwala in Jammu district, Nowshera, Laam and Jhangar in Rajouri district and Mendhar, Balakote, Khari Karmara and partly Poonch in Poonch district.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) early on Tuesday morning conducted a major pre-emptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest camp. It acted on “concrete intelligence inputs” about the terror group preparing to carry out more attacks in India.
IAF dropped 1,000 pound bombs in a thickly-forested hilltop camp was headed by Jaish chief Masood Azhar’s brother-in-law Maulana Yousuf Azhar.