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2 soldiers injured in cross-LoC shelling

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Jammu, Nov 20: Two soldiers were injured after Indian and Pakistani troops fired mortar shells and exchanged small arms fire across the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts, prompting authorities to close schools in some places.

“Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling and fired from small arms on places in Poonch sector’s Figwar and Malti areas. One shell also landed in Poonch town,” officials said.

One army-man suffered injuries and was hospitalised, they said.              In another incident in Laam belt of Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector, a soldier was injured in sniper fire from across the border, the officials said, adding that he has been hospitalised.

Following the fresh bout of cross-LoC firing, schools in several places along the LoC were shut for the day, they said.

These include schools in Degwar, Ajote, Malti and Karmara areas, they said.

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