Blast inside army brigade headquarters as Pakistan 'violates ceasefire'

“Initial analysis indicates caliber of 105/106 mm RCL (recoilless gun). Further details are being ascertained,” he added.

Pakistani troops Tuesday violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Poonch district with one of the shells landing inside the brigade headquarters in the town but causing no casualties, defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said.

“Pakistani troops fired rocket propelled grenades (RPG) and small arms at around 1035 hours during ceasefire violation. One round landed on a barrel type store shelter in Poonch causing it to catch fire,” the defence spokesman said.

“Initial analysis indicates caliber of 105/106 mm RCL (recoilless gun). Further details are being ascertained,” he added.

Earlier in the day, when the blast was reported inside the 93rd brigade headquarters at Moti Mahal in Poonch, the spokesman had said that it had nothing to do with cross-border shelling from Pakistan.

However, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Rajiv Pandey later told reporters that initial investigation suggested that a bomb fired from across the border landed inside the brigade headquarters of the Army causing a minor fire.