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India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Poonch

A civilian and an Army officer were killed in Pakistan shelling in Poonch on Saturday.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2017 09:44 IST
Indian Army Soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch
Indian Army Soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch (PTI File Photo)

Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on Sunday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, according to defence sources.

“Pakistan Army began indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions at 8.30 a.m. on the LoC in Mendhar sector’s Mankote.

“The firing is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating,” the sources added.

On Saturday, a civilian and a junior level Army officer were killed in Pakistan shelling in Poonch’s Krishna Ghati sector.