Indo-Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Poonch
Jammu: The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy firing and shelling along Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of Poonch.
A defense spokesnan said that Pakistan Army on Tuesday resorted to intense shelling on forward posts and villages along the LoC in two sectors of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing befitting retaliation from the Indian Army.
“At about 1720 hours, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Kirni and Qasba sectors,” he said.
Earlier at about 11.20 AM, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along the LoC in Kerni sector, the spokesperson said.
He said the Indian Army retaliated befittingly and cross-border shelling between the two sides was going on when last reports were received.
However, there was no immediate report of any casualty during the shelling by Pakistan, the spokesperson said.
This is the 15th consecutive day of shelling and firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
Fear has heightened among villagers along the LoC in Rajouri, Poonch and Kupwara since three civilians were killed last week in shelling by Pakistan.