Pak Troops Shell Army Posts Along LoC

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

Srinagar: Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday in violation of a ceasefire agreement, an army official said.

“On 29 June 2020, in the evening hours, Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Tangdhar (in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district) by firing mortars and other weapons,” the official said.

He said befitting response was being given to the Pakistani fire.

There were no reports of any casualties so far.

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

On June 20, 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

On Friday last, a teenage girl was injured after India and Pakistan troops exchanged heavy gunfire along the LoC in Poonch district.

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