India, Pakistan exchange heavy firing along LoC in J&K's Rajouri

Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said that at about 4 p.m.

Published: 28th May 2019 07:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th May 2019 07:50 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

JAMMU:  Pakistani troops fired from small arms and shelled forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district using mortar on Tuesday, officials said.

"The Pakistan army, at about 1600 hours Tuesday, initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation starting with firing of small arms followed by shelling using mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district's Nowshera sector," a Defence public relation officer (PRO) said.

Indian troops are giving a befitting reply, the PRO said.

The Pakistan army earlier in the day resorted to firing on forward posts along the LoC in the Shahpur sector in Poonch, the officials said.

There were reports of firing of a few rounds from across the International border (IB) in the Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

On Sunday, a teenager was injured in firing by the Pakistan army along the LoC in the Nowshera sector.

On May 19, assistant sub-inspector Satyapal Singh suffered splinter injuries when a mortar shell exploded near him when he was manning a forward post at Baloni in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district.

 

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