Indian, Pakistani Troops Trade Fire In North Kashmir 

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

Srinagar: The armies of India and Pakistan on Thursday exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of the frontier Kupwara district.

Army officials said here that Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the LoC in Macchil sector firing mortar shells towards Indian positions.

They said the Indian Army gave a befitting response to the ceasefire violation. No casualties were reported in the incident.

“On 25 June 2020, Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation (CFV) along the LoC in Macchil sector by firing mortars,” the officials said.

There has been a sharp increase in cross-LoC shelling in Jammu and Kashmir past two weeks.

Last week, five civilians, including two minors were injured in cross-LoC shelling in Uri sector of Baramulla district. A few unexploded shells were diffused a day after the two armies traded gunfire.

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