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Indo-Pak troops trade fire in Rajouri, Jammu

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Jammu, Feb 28: Indian and Pakistani troops once again today traded fire and shells across the Line of Control in Sunderbani, Nowshera and Khour sectors of Rajouri and Jammu districts.

“The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire agreement around 1030 hours today in Nowshera, Kalal and Sunderbani sectors along the Line of Control in Rajouri district,” a defence spokesman said.

“Pakistani troops also resorted to ceasefire violations in Chakla and Baldoo areas in Khour sector late last night,” police said.

“(The Indian) Army is retaliating effectively”, they said.

Yesterday, two personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) were injured in shelling from across the LoC,” officials said.

Authorities said they have shut 72 schools along the LoC in Rajouri district and in Mendhar sector of Poonch district as a precautionary measure.

Diring and shelling along the LoC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir have left 21 people, including 12 security personnel, dead and more than 80 others, mostly civilians, injured this year.

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