Indo-Pak Soldiers Trade Fire On LOC

SRINAGAR:  Indian and Pakistani forces deployed along the dividing Line of Control in North Kashmir  Wednesday traded heavy gunfire. However there were no reports of casualties on the either side.

The exchange of gunfire between the Pakistan Rangers and the army’s 5 Kumaon regiment started around 11:30 AM and continued for one hour in Macchil sector of the Kupwara district. 

Pakistan Rangers, they said targeted army’s Durga post, while the later attacked left shoulder post across the Line of Control.

During the clash, the arch rivals also targeted pickets of each other with light mortar shells.

Pertinently, on July 5, Pakistan Rangers and the army’s 5 Kumaon regiment had exchanged gunfire in the same sector of the district.

Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed on July 5 and July 9 after Pakistani Rangers had attacked their posts in Nowgam sector along the Line of Control.

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