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India, Pak troops trade fire along LoC in Poonch

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Jammu, Feb 02 :  The Pakistan Army on Sunday shelled forward posts and villages along the Line of Control in Poonch district, a defence spokesperson said.

There was no immediate report of any casualty in the Pakistani firing and shelling in Balakot and Mendhar sectors, he said.

“Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Balakot and Mendhar sectors around 7 pm, prompting befitting retaliation by the Indian Army,” the spokesman said.

The cross-border firing between the two sides was on when last reports were received.

Official sources said Pakistan also targeted forward posts and villages in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district during the day.

The firing and shelling from across the border in Tangdhar sector started around 11 am, they said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan today claimed that Indian Army fired at along the Line of Control at Satwal sector, injuring a civilian.

Reports from Pakistan media suggested that a 45-year-old resident of village Madarpur sustained serious injuries.

The injured has been shifted to nearby medical facility for necessary medical care, according to the Radio Pakistan.

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