Indian, Pakistani Army trade heavy fire along LoC

Jammu, (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troops on Saturday traded heavy fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence officer said.

The Pakistani troops initiated the ongoing firing exchange in Poonch district’s Krishna Ghati sector since 9.20 a.m., Defence Ministry spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel, Manish Mehta told IANS.

In another incident, Pakistani troops violated ceasefire since Friday night along the Poonch LoC.

“Pakistan Army used small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 11 p.m. on Friday along the Poonch LoC,” Mehta added.

The Indian Army posts were retaliating strongly and effectively.

Meanwhile, Parvaiz Ahmad, an employee of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) was injured in the Pakistan shelling on Thursday on the LoC. Ahmed succumbed to injuries on Friday.

Two others, including a Border Security Force head constable and another BRO employee were also injured on Thursday.

In retaliatory action, the Indian Army claimed that at least five Pakistani soldiers were killed on Thursday.

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