India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC

India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC

By: || Updated: 27 Sep 2017 10:10 AM

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Jammu:  The Pakistan Army today targeted forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district with mortars and small arms fire. "The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and
effectively," a Defence Spokesman said.

"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic and mortars from 0815 hours in Poonch and Bhimbher Gali sectors along the Line of Control (LoC)", the spokesman said. The firing is still on.

On September 24, two soldiers were injured as Pakistan opened fire at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote sector of Poonch district.

On September 23, Pakistan troops targeted BoPs in Arnia, R S Pura and Ramgarh and Poonch sectors along the IB and LoC in Jammu, Samba and Poonch districts resulting in injuries to
seven persons.

Over 20,000 people have fled their hamlets along the IB in Arnia and R S Pura sectors due to firing and shelling from across the border.

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