India, Pak Troops Trade Fire In Poonch

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Indian forces personnel patrolling near the line of control – File PicINEJammu: India and Pakistan troops Saturday exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistani troops shelled forward posts and villages along the LoC in Poonch, a defence spokesperson said. He said there was no immediate report of any casualty in the shelling.

“At about 8.30 pm, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Degwar sector,” the spokesperson said.

He said the Indian Army retaliated befittingly and the cross-border shelling between the two sides was going on when last reports were received.

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