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India-Pak troops trade fire along LoC in Poonch

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Jammu, Jul 28: Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged mortar shelling and firing of small arms along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Sunday.

The cross-border firing has ended a five-day lull in the border skirmishes between India and Pakistan armies.

"At about 1700 hours, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Shahpur and Saujiyan sectors in Poonch district," Jammu-based Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Army Lt Col Devender Anand said.

He said the Indian Army is retaliating befittingly to silence Pakistani guns and so far there was no report of any casualty on the Indian side.

On July 22, an Indian soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, while a civilian was also injured in another incident in Poonch sector on July 20.

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