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Pak troops resorted to shelling along LoC, IB in J-K's Poonch, Kathua

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Violates ceasefire along LoC in Uri

Jammu, March 26 (PTI) Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Kathua districts, drawing retaliation from Indian soldiers, officials said on Thursday.

Pakistani troops resorted to small arms firing on forward posts along the LoC in Dewar sector of Poonch district on Thursday afternoon, a defence spokesperson said.

Indian troops retaliated and the exchanges lasted for over 20 minutes, the spokesperson said.

Earlier, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir by resorting to unprovoked firing, officials said on Thursday.

The Pakistani troops fired small arms and mortar shells towards Indian positions in Hajipeer area of the Uri sector in Baramulla district, the officials said.

They said the Indian Army gave a befitting reply to the unprovoked aggression and retaliated in adequate measure.

There was no loss of life or property reported so far, the officials added.

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