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J&K: Two civilians killed in shelling along LoC

The firing is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating: Defence Ministry spokesman

IANS  |  Jammu 

Ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
Indian Army personnel taking positions in an orchard field during a crackdown at a village in Shopian district in South Kashmir on Thursday. Photo: PTI

Two were killed and two others injured on Saturday as shelled and fired along the (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Punj district, police said.

"The victims comprised an off-duty and his wife. The couple's two children were injured when a shell fired from across the hit their house on the in Gulpur area," the police said.

Earlier on Saturday, Army began indiscriminate firing and on Indian positions in Gulpur, according to sources

"The firing which started from 6.30 a.m., is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating," Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS.

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First Published: Sat, July 08 2017. 10:50 IST