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India, Pak troops trade fire in Poonch

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Jammu, May 03: The Indian and Pakistani troops on Friday once again traded fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials said.

"At about 1600 hours, Pakistani army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation with firing of small arms along the LoC in Qasba Sector in Poonch district," an official said, adding that the Indian Army retaliated effectively.

Pakistani troops had resorted to shelling with mortars and firing of small arms on Thursday as well in Shahpur and Kirni sectors of Poonch district.

Schools along the border have been kept closed for the past two days as a precautionary measure, officials said.

Ten people, including four soldiers, have been killed and over 50 people injured in Rajouri and Poonch districts so far since February 26.

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