SRINAGAR  - India's Army on Wednesday accused Pakistani soldiers of again breaking a ceasefire along the Line of Control by opening fire on Indian positions. The report of renewed firing - denied by Pakistan - came a day after the nuclear-armed rivals traded blame for an earlier shooting incident along the Line of Control (LoC) that left an Indian soldier dead. "The Pakistani troops have again violated the ceasefire by opening fresh fire," army spokesman Anil Kumar Mathur told AFP. The firing was reported in the Nowgam sector, north of Srinagar - the same area where India said the two armies traded fire for nearly 14 hours from late Monday into early Tuesday. "We have again lodged a protest with Pakistan through our military hotline," Mathur said, adding that Indian troops "exercised restraint and did not retaliate." He called it a "brief spurt of firing" and said there were no casualties. In Islamabad, chief Pakistani Army spokesman Maj-Gen Athar Abbas denied the Indian claims, telling AFP: "There is no report of firing from any part of the Line of Control by Pakistani troops." "Our troops did not violate the ceasefire." On Tuesday, Pakistan's Army rejected Indian charges of a "serious violation" of the 2003 ceasefire, saying Indian troops had crossed the LoC late Monday and opened fire. In Srinagar, Occupied Kashmir's former chief minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed urged both sides to prevent border clashes. "For the people of Kashmir, the ceasefire is sacrosanct and I hope the two armies will treat it with the same spirit," said Sayeed. "The leadership of the two countries must act with political wisdom and should not allow hawkish rhetoric to spoil the gains of the peace process."