Pakistan fires along LoC even on its Independence Day

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2015 20:21 IST

Pakistan continued to fire along the line of control in the Poonch sector even on its Independence Day.Pakistan fired with 82mm mortar shells at forward posts in Balakote, Sabjiyan and Shahpur areas of the Poonch district.

“Pakistani troops made unprovoked firing with small arms in the Bhimbar Gali sector. The army also retaliated and fired in an equal manner,” said defence spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta.

Defence sources said Pakistan started firing from Thursday night, which continued till Friday morning. Pakistan has been firing mortar shells for the last three days in this sector. It had earlier fired heavy 120-mm mortar shells.

On August 13, Pakistan even fired along the Pallanwalla area in the Jammu district.

There has been spurt in firing along the border since last month, with Pakistan firing almost on daily basis. On August 4, a woman was killed in Pak firing in the Pargwal area along the international border.

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