India, Pak armies exchange fire in Poonch, Rajouri

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Srinagar

The armies of India and Pakistan on Sunday exchanged heavy firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu division.

An official said that the firing from across the border started in Rajouri’s Nowshera sector on Sunday morning and that in Mendhar, Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors went on overnight.

“At about 10.15 am (on Sunday), Pakistani troops resorted firing of small arms and shelling with mortars in Nowshera sector (Rajouri). The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” he said.

“There was also firing at many places in Mendhar, Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors during the intervening night of December 21 and 22,” he added.

He said that the cross-border firing stopped in Poonch district early in the morning but it is still going on in Rajouri.

The official added that there was no loss of life or injury reported from the spot.

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