Indo-Pak cross LoC shelling halts Poonch-Rawalakot bus

Indo-Pak cross LoC shelling halts Poonch-Rawalakot bus

Poonch: The cross-LoC bus service between Poonch and Rawalakot in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) was suspended on Monday by the authorities in the wake of cross firing and shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops, sources said.
The travel across the Line of Control (LoC) was scheduled for Monday.
The cross shelling damaged the two-storey administrative block of Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) and police barracks at Chakan-Da-Bagh, which is the point for crossing of the bus and trade exchange at the LoC, they said.
“There has been Pakistan shelling overnight. As a precautionary measure, cross-LoC bus service from has been suspended,” said an officer to PTI connected with the LoC travel.
In the shelling, the TFC and police barracks suffered damages at Chakan-Da-Bagh, a police officer said.
However, no one was injured in the firing and shelling, he added.
The bus service between Poonch and Rawalakot through the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point was started in 2006 to enable the divided families of both the sides to re-connect.
It is also a point for exchange of trade.

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