India, Pak Troops Exchange Fire On LoC

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Rajouri- India and Pakistan troops on Monday exchanged heavy gunfire along the line of control (LoC) in two sectors of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir.

“At about 1600 hours today, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Nowshera sector,” a defence spokesperson said here.

“Pakistan targeted Sunderbani sector also and initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation at 1630 hours today. Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” the official added.

He said cross-border shelling was going on when last reports were received.

However, there was no immediate report of any casualty in the shelling on the Indian side, the official said.

There was fear and panic among villagers along the LoC in Rajouri, Poonch and Kupwara since three civilians were killed last week in the cross-LoC shelling.

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