India, Pak Troops Trade Fire Along IB

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Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire along the International Border in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said on Wednesday.

The cross-border firing in the border outpost areas of Satpal, Manyari, Karol Krishna and Gurnam started at 9:10 pm on Tuesday, prompting strong and effective retaliation from the Border Security Force (BSF), the officials said.

The exchange of fire between the two sides continued till 4.30 am on Wednesday.

A few houses suffered damage in the firing that triggered panic among border residents who were forced to spend the night in underground bunkers.

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