Exchange of firing on LoC again

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded in an exchange of fire with Indian troops on Line of Control (LoC) in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, officials on both sides said on Wednesday.

 The shooting came just hours after India accused Pakistani forces of killing five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector in an incident that threatened to derail repeatedly stalled peace talks.

Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, a defence spokesman said Wednesday.

Sources said that the Baz battalion of Pakistan Army opened unprovoked firing at Indian pickets in Uri sector of the LOC.

“Our troops responded with controlled retaliation to unprovoked Pakistan fire from their Baz battalion in Uri sector of the LOC yesterday. The exchange of fire continued from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday),” the spokesman said.

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