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Indo-Pak troops trade fire along LoC in Poonch

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Jammu: Pakistani troops engaged in heavy firing and shelling on forward areas and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Friday, officials said.

“Indian Army personnel retaliated to the Pakistani fire in the Mankote sector befittingly,” they said.

A defence spokesperson said, “At about 0515 hours today, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling mortars along LoC in Mankote sector in district Poonch.”

Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire for 18 times this month.

On Thursday, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was injured in Pakistani shelling in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.

On October 01, an Army soldier was killed and another injured in Pakistani firing along the LoC in the Krishnagati area of Poonch district, officials said.

An Army personnel was killed and two others, including an officer, were injured on September 05 when Pakistani troops opened heavy fire and shelled the Line of Control in the Sunderbani sector, officials said.

On September 02, a JCO was killed in the Pakistani firing along the LoC in Keri sector of Rajouri.

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