Forest fire along LoC in Balakote creates panic


A major fire broke out along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote Sector of Mendhar Sub Division of Poonch on Tuesday.

Defence sources said that fire started from the PaK side and spread on this side of the fencing and covered about 2 to 3 sq kms of the area including  Balakote Village near LOC in Balakote Sector.

There were thick smoke and high flames being seen from the distance along the LoC.  “Alert has been sounded at the adjoining Indian posts,” the sources said.

They said that mine explosion sounds are heard in the area, creating panic in the area. (GNS)


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