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Pakistan, India trade fire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

IANS  |  Jammu 

The Army on Wednesday resorted to heavy cross-border firing at Indian posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said.

The sources said Indian positions were targeted in Tarkundi area on the LoC, the de facto border that divides between the two countries.

"The Army used 82 mm mortar shells and small arms to target our positions. Our troops effectively retaliated the shelling and firing using same calibre weapons," a defence spokesperson said.

The shelling from both sides was on till late in the evening. There were no reports of any loss of lives from either side.

It was the latest in a series of violations of the 2013 ceasefire in The alleged that Pakistan violated the bilateral truce in the same area of the on Tuesday.



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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 18:24 IST