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Pakistan Army opens fire at Indian posts in J&K

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The Army on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing at two places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the to retaliate, officials said.

After violating the ceasefire in Poonch district earlier on Wednesday, the Army opened fire in Naushera sector of Rajouri district.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said: "The Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, heavy automatics and Recoilless Rifles on the in Naushera sector also."

Firing started at 9.30 a.m. after which the retaliated.

The firing was still on.

Heavy shelling and firing exchanges between Indian and Pakistani armies took place earlier on Wednesday in Poonch district in Bhimber Gali sector.

"The Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms automatics and 82 mm mortars in Bhimber Gali sector of the LoC," the spokesman told IANS.

The Army has been violating the bilateral ceasefire during the last fortnight by resorting to indiscriminate shelling and firing, especially in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

The says it is being done by to facilitate the infiltration of militants into the Indian side.

--IANS

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Pakistan Army opens fire at Indian posts in J&K

The Pakistan Army on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing at two places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the Indian Army to retaliate, officials said.

The Army on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing at two places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the to retaliate, officials said.

After violating the ceasefire in Poonch district earlier on Wednesday, the Army opened fire in Naushera sector of Rajouri district.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said: "The Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, heavy automatics and Recoilless Rifles on the in Naushera sector also."

Firing started at 9.30 a.m. after which the retaliated.

The firing was still on.

Heavy shelling and firing exchanges between Indian and Pakistani armies took place earlier on Wednesday in Poonch district in Bhimber Gali sector.

"The Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms automatics and 82 mm mortars in Bhimber Gali sector of the LoC," the spokesman told IANS.

The Army has been violating the bilateral ceasefire during the last fortnight by resorting to indiscriminate shelling and firing, especially in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

The says it is being done by to facilitate the infiltration of militants into the Indian side.

--IANS

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(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Pakistan Army opens fire at Indian posts in J&K

The Army on Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing at two places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, prompting the to retaliate, officials said.

After violating the ceasefire in Poonch district earlier on Wednesday, the Army opened fire in Naushera sector of Rajouri district.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said: "The Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, heavy automatics and Recoilless Rifles on the in Naushera sector also."

Firing started at 9.30 a.m. after which the retaliated.

The firing was still on.

Heavy shelling and firing exchanges between Indian and Pakistani armies took place earlier on Wednesday in Poonch district in Bhimber Gali sector.

"The Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms automatics and 82 mm mortars in Bhimber Gali sector of the LoC," the spokesman told IANS.

The Army has been violating the bilateral ceasefire during the last fortnight by resorting to indiscriminate shelling and firing, especially in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

The says it is being done by to facilitate the infiltration of militants into the Indian side.

--IANS

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(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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