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Cross-LoC trade remains suspended for second day

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The cross-LoC trade between Poonch-remained suspended for the second day on Thursday even as there was no report of ceasefire violation by along the in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

It was suspended after five mortar shells hit the cross-LoC facilitation centre at Chakan-da-Bagh in district on Wednesday at around 12.30 pm, when the process of scanning of trucks was almost complete.

Though there were no casualties in the shelling, several sheds including the one housing the scanner were damaged.

"The trade remained suspended for the second day and is likely to be resumed tomorrow (Friday)," of LoC trade centre, Poonch, told

The cross-LoC trade between on this side and in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which started in October 2008, takes place four days a week from Tuesday to Friday on barter system.

The had retaliated to the firing from on Wednesday.

"There has been no report of ceasefire violation from anywhere along the LoC since late Wednesday afternoon," an said.

He said the is fully alert and maintaining tight vigil along the LoC and the International Border.

There has been a spurt in cross-border skirmishes after India's pre-emptive air strike on a terror camp in Balakot on February 26.

The strike followed the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. The JeM had claimed responsibility for the attack.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 18:00 IST