Pakistan troops shell forward posts, villages along LoC in J-K’s Poonch

There were no immediate reports of casualty in the Pakistani shelling, police said.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2018 11:20 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Jammu
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An army jawan keeps vigil in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.(PTI File Photo)

Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling from across the border, targeting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.

Heavy shelling from across the border in Mankote sector started around 7.40 am, prompting strong retaliation from the Indian Army, a police official said.

He said shelling from both the sides was going on when last reports were received, however, there was no immediate report of any casualty in Pakistani shelling.

There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and the International Border this year, resulting in the death of 21 people, including 12 security personnel.

First Published: Mar 10, 2018 11:20 IST