Indian Army (representational image)
Indian Army (representational image)Reuters

Pakistani troops violated ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The latest attack is said to be the fifth instance of violation by the troops in the last 48 hours. 

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told IANS that ceasefire violations by Pakistan have triggered the Indian Army to respond.

Reports said there was heavy cross-firing between the two troops since late Sunday night. For the third time during the weekend, Pakistan was said to have violated the bilateral ceasefire at Balakot area in the district.

"Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing from across the LoC in Digwar village of Poonch district at our positions around 10 pm last night (Sunday)," a Defence spokesman told IANS.

On Sunday morning, "Pakistan fired over 7000 rounds of heavy ammunition besides mortar shells on Indian posts during the seven-and-a-half-hour firing in Poonch," a Defence spokesperson told ANI.

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was injured in the firing at Kanachak sector of the Kashmir Valley.

The Pakistan Army hit several Indian posts with heavy weapon firing and the cross-fire continued till 3.30 am on Monday, the report said.

However, Pakistan's oldest newspaper, Dawn, reported that the Indian BSF violated the ceasefire and "once again resorted to unprovoked firing in Rawalakot's Battal sector on Monday morning."

Pakistani military sources claimed that the Indian Army opened fire on Sunday afternoon at a Pakistani Army checkpost in Nakiyal sector.

It was also reported that a mortar shell fired by an Indian army killed a man and injured his sister in Donga Gambhir.

On 6 August, India accused Pakistan army of ambushing an Indian post, 200 km south of Srinagar, killing five Indian soldiers. The Pakistani Army refused to take responsibility of the incident. The Pakistan Foreign Office called the Indian allegations against the army as 'baseless and unfounded'.