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Cross-LoC shelling continues in Poonch

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Jammu: The Pakistan army resorted to heavy firing and mortar shelling in forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate, officials said on Tuesday.

“The ceasefire was violated by Pakistan for the eighth consecutive day on Tuesday,” officials said, adding that there have been more than 20 incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops in the last more than a week.

“At about 1000 (10 am) hours today (Tuesday), Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Degwar and Qasba sectors of district Poonch,” a defence spokesperson said.

“The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” he added.

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