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Pakistan army opens small arms fire on Indian posts along LoC in Jammu’s Akhnoor

india Updated: Sep 30, 2016 09:12 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
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Army soldiers keep guard on the outskirts of Srinagar, on September 29, 2016. (Reuters)

Pakistan army opened small-arms fire on Indian posts in Chapriyal and Samwan along the Line of Control in Akhnoor sector of Jammu early on Friday morning.

Jammu deputy commissioner Simrandeep Singh said: “Firing had started at about 0030hrs with small arms in Chapriyal and Samwan areas in Pallanwala area, which stopped at about 0130 hrs. No loss of life and property was reported. Situation so far is normal.”

The firing comes amid tensions between India and Pakistan over militant activity along the border.

On Thursday, the Indian army announced that it carried out a surgical strike on seven terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control.

The strikes were India’s first direct military response to the attack on the Uri army base earlier this month that killed 18 Indian soldiers and was blamed on Pakistan-based militants.

India had so far taken diplomatic measures to pressure Pakistan into action against those militants taking shelter in its country. These included its strong statement at the 71st United Nation General Assembly in New York earlier this month, and India dropping out of the Saarc summit that was to be held in Islamabad in November.

For more stories on the army’s surgical strike across the LoC, click here.