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Two army-men injured in shelling along LoC

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Jammu, March 01: Two soldiers were injured today when Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire and shells along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch and Rajouri districts, an official said.

“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, and mortars from 0845 hours today along the LoC in Bhimber Gali (BG) sector of Poonch district, a defence spokesman said.

He added that “Pakistani forces also violated ceasefire from 1030 hours today at Nowshera, Kalal and Sunderbani sectors along the LoC in Rajouri district. The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively.”

In the firing and shelling today, two soldiers suffered minor injuries and were hospitalised, an official said.

Firing and shelling along the LoC and international border in Jammu and Kashmir has left 21 persons, including 12 security personnel, dead and over 80 others, mostly civilians, injured this year. While there have been no ceasefire violations reported along the international border since January 22, intermittent shelling has taken place along the LoC.


Pak Officials: Indian fire kills 2 soldiers

Islamabad, Mar 1 (AP) Pakistan’s military says Indian troops have killed two Pakistani soldiers in the latest “unprovoked” fire along the Line of Control (LoC).

The gunfire from Indian troops yesterday struck Pakistani posts near Bhimber village, along the LoC.

The situation on the LoC remained tense today.

Pakistan’s army said in a statement that Pakistani troops returned fire after coming under attack and “substantial” damage was caused to the Indian posts.

It was unclear whether Indian troops suffered any casualties.

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