India, Pak Troops Trade Fire Along LoC

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Jammu: India and Pakistan troops on Wednesday exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said.

“At about 1915 hours today, Pak army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch district,” a defence spokesman said.

Indian Army retaliated befittingly, he added.

Pakistani troops on Tuesday had shelled forward areas along the LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.

On July 18, three civilians were killed when Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the LoC in Poonch district.

On July 10, an Army jawan was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Rajouri district.

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