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India, Pakistan troops trade fire along LoC in Rajouri

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Jammu, Jan 20: The armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday traded fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district after two-day lull.

Sources said that the exchange of fire and shelling started at 1 pm in Kalal and Baba Khori areas of Nowshera sector.

The firing was going on when last reports came, they said.

However, there was no report of any loss of life or injuries.

The troops of two sides resorting to small arms firing on each-other’s forward posts along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district as well, officials said.

No casualty was reported on the Indian side in the brief exchange of fire in Hiranagar sector, they said.

This is the third time in the past six days that two sides have traded fire in this sector.

On Tuesday last week, Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed when he was hit by a “Pakistani sniper” from across the IB.

While an Army porter was killed in the Pakistani firing on January 11, two army personnel, including a major, lost their lives in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion on the same day along the LoC in Rajouri district.

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