India, Pak troops trade fire along IB in Kathua
Jammu: Pakistani troops on Saturday resorted to “unprovoked firing” on forward posts and villages along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district, officials said.
The firing from across the border in Karol Matrai and Chandwa started around 12.45 am, drawing retaliation by the Border Security Force (BSF) guarding the IB, they said.
They said the exchange of firing between the two sides continued till 3 am but there was no report of any casualty on the Indian side.
However, the firing caused panic among the border residents who were forced to spend the night in the underground bunkers for their safety.