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J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Balakote, Manjakot sector

Poonch, October 18: The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire in Balakote sector of Poonch, and Manjakot sector of Rajouri, Wednesday morning.

The Indian Army is strongly retaliating to it and the firing is still on.

The J&K Police also tweeted to confirm the news. The tweet said, "Today morning Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting firing at Dabbi, Nijot & Basoni posts in Balakote Sector Mendhar. Army retaliating."

Earlier, four civilians, including children, were injured after Pakistan on October 14 initiated indiscriminate firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhimber Gali Sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

This unprovoked firing has been continuously witnessed from the Pakistani side across the border, in which many Indian security personnel and civilians have lost their lives.

The ceasefire violations, which amounted to 228 in 2016, have reached 503 this year (till October 5).

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