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Pakistani troops fire across LoC in Jammu

IANS  Srinagar, July 23, 2013
First Published: 13:17 IST(23/7/2013) | Last Updated: 17:10 IST(23/7/2013)

Heavy firing continued between Indian and Pakistani troops on the Line of Control (LoC) Tuesday in Poonch district of Jammu region.

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A defence spokesperson said Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions  in Digwar sector along the LoC in Poonch district late Monday night.

"The unprovoked firing at our positions started at 10 p.m. yesterday. We retaliated and the exchange continued till 2 a.m. today (Tuesday) morning.

"No loss has been reported from our side," the spokesman said.

Intelligence agencies in J&K believe that Pakistani troops resort to firing at Indian positions to provide cover to infiltrating guerrillas from across the LoC.

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