Pakistan Fires at Indian Positions in Kashmir

On India\'s Independence Day on Saturday, the Pakistan Army used mortars and automatic weapons on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Published: 15th August 2015 08:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2015 08:56 AM   |  A+A-

By IANS

JAMMU: On India's Independence Day on Saturday, the Pakistan Army used mortars and automatic weapons on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Military spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here that the Pakistani army "resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at our positions" at 7.30 a.m. in Poonch district.

"They are using 82 mm mortars and automatics to target our positions in Mandi and Saujiyan sectors," he said.

"Our troops are appropriately and effectively retaliating. Firing exchanges are still going on at these places," he said.

The spokesman also said the Pakistanis had violated the ceasefire at the two sectors during the night too.

"They violated the ceasefire from midnight to 3 a.m. also. After that the shelling and firing stopped till 7.30 a.m. Now it has resumed."

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