India, Pak Troops Exchange Fire On LoC

Indian forces personnel patrolling near the line of control – File Pic

SRINAGAR – India and Pakistani troops on Monday exchanged heavy fire in Naushera sector of Rajouri dis­trict, defence sources said.

They said breaching the ceasefire agreement again; Pakistani army re­sorted to small arms firing on forward posts in Dabdu village of Naushera sector along Line of Control (LoC) to­day. The Pak troops, they said resorted to heavy mortar shelling after the army retaliated to the unprovoked fir­ing targeting many Pakistani positions.

The cross border shelling was so intense that the local population liv­ing along the LoC abandoned their houses and ran for cover in the bun­kers, built for the safety of local pop­ulation from cross border shelling, a local newsgathering agency reported.

In the continued process of cross LoC shelling many houses are re­ported to have suffered damage due to the continued skirmishes between the two sides, since the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was with­drawn by the Centre and it was bifur­cated into two Union Territories.

There was no report any fresh cau­sality from either sides till official re­ports last came in from both the plac­es, but the shelling was going on. (CNS)

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