Firing On Along LoC in Poonch, Kupwara


SRINAGAR: There seems to be no let up in the firing along the dividing line in Kashmir. Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged gunfire along Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district and Machil sector of Kupwara district on Thursday .

The Indian army officials accused Pakistan of violating ceasefire. They, the army officials, said that the Pakistan army resorted to firing at 8:30 am in the morning.

The Indian army also fired back at the Pakistan troops and the firing continued between the two sides continued till 10:30 am. “There was no casualty on the either side,” sources said, adding: “heavy machinery was also used in firing.”

The estranged armies traded heavy gunfire in Macchil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district late this evening.

The exchange of gunfire between the Pakistan Rangers and the army’s 4 Kumaon regiment started late this evening and continued for one hour along LoC near Sonapandi in Macchil sector of the district, a senior police official said. Pakistan Rangers, they said targeted army’s post, while the later attacked left shoulder post across the line of control.

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

“No reports of injury to any soldier on this side have been reported,” the official said. (GNS)


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