New Delhi: The Pakistani troops on Tuesday initiated a firing on forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Rajouri district using small arms, shells and mortar, stated officials. A Defence public relation officer (PRO) reportedly said, “The Pakistan army, at about 1600 hours Tuesday, initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation starting with the firing of small arms followed by shelling using mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector.”Also Read - Pakistan’s ISI Pushing Terrorists Into Jammu and Kashmir Ahead Of Amarnath Yatra, Intelligence Agencies Warn Security Forces

The public relation officer reportedly said that the Indian troops are giving a befitting response. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Policeman Shot Dead, Daughter Injured As Terrorists Open Fire In Srinagar

Earlier in the day, the Pakistan army resorted to firing on forward posts along the LoC in the Shahpur sector in Poonch, the officials said. There were also reports of the firing of a few rounds from across the International border (IB) in the Hiranagar sector of Kathua district. Also Read - Planning A Trip To Northern Mountains? IMD Issues Orange Alerts THESE States. Deets Here

Notably, on Sunday, a teenager was injured in firing by the Pakistan army along the LoC in the Nowshera sector.

On May 19, assistant sub-inspector Satyapal Singh suffered splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near him when he was manning a forward post at Baloni in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district.

(With agency inputs)