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India, Pak troops trade fire along IB, LoC

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Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Kathua and Rajouri districts, officials said on Sunday.

However, there was no report of any casualty in the latest skirmishes which came a day after a personnel of the Indian Army was killed and three others including two women were injured in separate “ceasefire violations by Pakistan” in Rajouri and Poonch districts.

“At about 11.15 am on Sunday, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri. The Indian Army retaliated befittingly,” a defence spokesman said.

In another ceasefire violation, the officials said Pakistani Rangers targeted Satpal, Manyari, Karol Krishna and Gurnam border outpost areas at around 9 pm on Saturday, drawing strong and effective retaliation from the Border Security Force (BSF).

They said the cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 3:45 am on Sunday but there was no report of any casualty or damage on the Indian side.

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