Srinagar, July 31: Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri on late Sunday night. According to Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri, the ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops began at Baba Khori in Nowshera sector around 10.30 pm. The Indian Army was responding effectively and strongly. The Pakistani Army used small arms and medium machine gun (MMG) to target Indian posts. Also Read - Pakistan Remains on FATF Grey List, Given Time Till June to Implement Full Action Plan

“The Pakistani Army violated ceasefire by using light weapons and MMGs (medium machine guns) along the LoC in the Baba Khori belt of Naushera sector of Rajouri district at 10:30 pm”, Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told PTI. Earlier on Saturday, the Indian and Pakistani Armies traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch after Pakistan violated ceasefire. Also Read - India, Pakistan Agree to Follow Ceasefire Pacts, Stop Firing Along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

The Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Digwar area of Poonch district at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday. Earlier on July 21, Pakistan violated ceasefire in the Nowgam sector of Handwara in Kupwara district. The Pakistani troops opened fire and targeted Indian posts in Naugam sector near the LoC.

There have been 23 incidents of ceasefire violation, one BAT attack and two infiltration bids by Pakistan in June, in which 4 people, including 3 jawans, were killed and 12 injured.