Civilians injured in India-Pakistan ceasefire violations - clashes occuring

INDIA and Pakistan have accused each other of violating a ceasefire along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

PUBLISHED: 02:32, Thu, Sep 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 05:20, Thu, Sep 10, 2020

At 5.30 pm local time, Pakistan is said to have violated the ceasefire in the Degwar and Malti sectors of the Poonch district.

The Indian Army is currently retaliating to the action according to Indian news outlets. Pakistan news outlet AbbTakk has claimed within the last hour that Indian retaliation has injured three civilians, citing Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Earlier on Monday, Pakistan had violated the ceasefire in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.

A news18India reporter tweeted about the incident, saying the Indian army has reacted "strongly".


An Indian defence spokesman said, according to Times Now News: “At about 17:30 hours today, the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Degwar and Malti sector.”

However, Pakistan had claimed India had also launched an unprovoked attack the weekend prior.

The Indian spokesman said India has retaliated to Pakistan's recent firing, and claimed there were no casualties on the Indian side.

The statement was issued by Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand.

Indian soldierAn indian soldier patrols the India-Pakistan border, 2016 (Image: Tauseef Mustafa / AFP / Getty)

The Times of India states there were intermittent exchanges of gunfire during the breach.

The Tribune India claims there have been 2,730 ceasefire violations by Pakistan so far this year, allegedly causing 24 civilian deaths and 100 injuries.

However, Pakistan has also claimed there have been ceasefire violations by Indian forces.

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Soldier in KashmirA soldier in Kashmir, 2015 (Image: Yawar

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