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India, Pakistan trade heavy fire across LoC

IANS  |  Jammu 

Heavy exchanges of fire started on Thursday between the Indian and armies on Thursday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Naushera sector after violated bilateral ceasefire, officials said.

Defence Ministry Spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said, "The Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, heavy automatics and mortars in Naushera sector."

shelling and firing started at 2 p.m. following retaliation by "the posts strongly and effectively".

The firing was still continuing late afternoon.

The army violated ceasefire at three places on the on Wednesday, including the Naushera sector, following which the killed two Pakistani soldiers in retaliation in Bhimber Gali sector of Poonch district.

--IANS

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