Rajouri: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday evening. The ceasefire violation took place at about 6:00 PM. The Indian Army is retaliating effectively.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Pakistan Army had targeted several forward posts of the Indian Army and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) with artillery guns. Heavy shelling from across the border was reported J-K’s Rajouri and Poonch sectors. The heavy exchange of fire had caused panic among the border residents.

Last week, at least four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured in over 60 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts.

Reportedly, there has been an increase in ceasefire violations by Pakistan after Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out ‘pre-emptive airstrike’ on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps in Balakot, and in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on February 26.

The airstrike was in retaliation to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

Post the airstrike on JeM’s terror camps in Balakot, the Pakistan Army had used heavy weaponry, firing 120 mm mortars and targeted some 55 civilian hamlets and forward posts in Krishna Gati, Balakote, Khari Karmara, Mankote, Tarkundi in Poonch district, Kalal, Baba Khori, Kalsian, Laam and Jhangar areas in Rajouri and Pallanwala and Laleali in Jammu.