Sunday, 14 September, 2008

As Delhi bled, Pak fires on Indian troops across LoC

NEW DELHI (TOI): As New Delhi bled on Saturday evening, Pakistani army rangers allegedly violated the ceasefire agreement with the specific purpose of pushing in militants across the Line of Control (LoC).

Times Now has learnt that while New Delhi was reeling from the aftershocks of the deadly serial blasts, Pakistani troops were pushing in militants into India.

The violations took place between eight in the evening and ten-thirty in the night when the attention of the countries entire leadership was on containing the fallout of the Delhi serial blasts. According to highly placed military sources, Pakistani troops provided 'cover firing’ to infiltrate militants in Mendhar and Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch.

Pakistan firing was also reported from Druchian posts and Rashid post. This is the 31st incident of firing from the Pakistan side in last 4 months.

Firing on Indian troops from across LoC
Indian troops were on Sunday fired at from across the line of control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving a jawan injured, defence sources said.

"There was firing from cross the LoC in Balnoi area of Poonch district. One jawan was hit by a bullet," they said adding the soldier was hospitalised.

One to two rounds of rocket projectile grenades were also fired in the area, they said, adding the militants may have fired the rounds.

Colonel S Jaswal, PRO of 16 Corps, said it was not a ceasefire violation and that no militants had infiltrated during the firing.

"There is no ceasefire violation and matter is being blown out of proportion," he said referring to a media report about infiltration of militants.

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