Jammu and Kashmir: Heavy firing on LoC in Rajouri after Pakistani ceasefire violation

Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district after Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing.

Published: 06th February 2018 09:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2018 09:22 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

JAMMU: Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire Tuesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district after Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing, defence sources said.

"They are using small arms, automatics and mortars to target defence and civilian facilities in Tarkunde and Manjakote areas of Bhimber Gali sector of Rajouri. Indian positions are effectively and strongly retaliating and heavy firing exchanges are going on between the two sides," said a source.

Pakistan Army had targeted a post of the Indian Army in the same sector on Sunday, killing four soldiers including a captain.

Authorities on Monday ordered closure of 84 schools within five km of the LoC in Rajouri district for three days.

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