Jammu: Two persons were killed and three injured Saturday after Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy firing along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Defence sources said that Pakistani army fired mortar bombs and automatic weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district.
The Indian Army is retaliating “strongly and effectively”, PRO Ministry of Defence (MoD), Jammu, Lt Col Manish Mehta said, adding that the firing was continuing when reports last came in.
“Two persons have been killed and three others injured in the firing and shelling by Pakistani Army along LoC in Nowshera belt,” Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Rajouri Shahid Iqbal Choudhary told PTI.
“Pakistani Army initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatic weapons, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars from 0715 hours along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector,” Mehta said.
Over 100 more people have migrated to safer places from five hamlets near the LoC which have been targeted, the DC said.
Pakistani troops are targeting Jangarh, Bhawani, Laam belts, officials said.