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Cross-LoC shelling continues in Poonch

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Jammu, Mar 04: Indian and Pakistani troops once again traded fire and mortar shells across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, police said today.

“The shelling from across the border in Balakote sector started late last night and continued for over two hours, a police official said, adding the Indian troops “effectively retaliated”.

There was no immediate report of any casualty or damage in the shelling, the official said adding forward villages and posts were targeted.

There has been a spurt in firing and shelling along the LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir this year.

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