ISLAMABAD, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan said on Sunday that Indian troops have "violated" ceasefire along the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region.
The latest incident took place when Pakistan is celebrating its Independence Day.
No one was hurt, an army statement said.
"Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing on LoC (Line of Control) in Nezapir sector near Rawlakot," a statement from the army's Inter-Services Public Relations said.
"India used all types of heavy weapons including mortar and artillery. Some of rounds landed at even civilian houses near LoC."
The statement said firing which started at 2 a.m. lasted till 8.30 a.m.
"Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing,"the army said.
The exchange between the two sides came after months of a lull on the LoC. Both Pakistan and India routinely accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease-fire agreements.
The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on 720 km-long LoC and 198-km international border in Kashmir, despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease-fire. Though some violations have been reported on both sides, the cease-fire, however, remains in effect.
LoC is a de facto border that divides Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts. The LoC is heavily guarded by military on both sides.
Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from Britain in 1947, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.