Fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan, India retaliates

Poonch, Sept. 22 (ANI): The Indian Army retaliated as Pakistan breached the ceasefire, once again, in Poonch District along the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday, casting further doubts over whether Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York next week.

The firing began at around 3:30 p.m. today and continued till 7:30 p.m. this evening in the forward posts of Mendhar Sector of Poonch District in Jammu and Kashmir.

Today's incident added to the series of ceasefire violations by Pakistan over the past couple of months, coming only a few days after another incident took place in Poonch district on September 16.

Tension has been running high along the LoC since August 6 when five Indian soldiers were ambushed and killed by the Pakistan Army while on a routine patrol.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is scheduled to visit New York next week for the U.N. General Assembly, where he was scheduled to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but the recent border tension between the two countries has cast extreme doubts over talks going forward. (ANI)

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