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Pakistan shells forward villages along LoC in J&K's Poonch district for third consecutive day

The firing and shelling from across the border in Poonch district's Mankote and Mendhar sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) started at 6 am, he said.

Published: 17th March 2020 11:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2020 11:55 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

JAMMU: The Pakistan army for the third consecutive day targeted forward posts and villages in Jammu and Kashmir with firing from small arms and mortar shelling on Tuesday, a defence spokesman said.

The firing and shelling from across the border in Poonch district's Mankote and Mendhar sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) started at 6 am, he said.

The Indian Army retaliated and gave a befittingly reply, the spokesman said.

The cross-border firing and shelling was continuing when last reports were received, a police official said.

There is no report of any casualty in the Pakistani shelling, which has caused panic among those living along the LoC, he said.

The nearby Kirni and Qasba sectors witnessed heavy Pakistani shelling in the past two days.

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