Srinagar: Cross firing between Indian and Pakistani troops on Thursday along the LoC has left one person killed and many others injured, media reports said.
Official sources said that two GREF Personnel and a BSF soldiers were injured seriously in the Pakistani shelling. One of the GREF personnel succumbed to injuries, they said.
Defence spokesperson in Jammu told reporters that the forces across the Line of Control started unprovoked firing and shelling targeting Indian positions and civilian areas of Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch and Naushera sector of Rajouri district around 7:30 this morning. “Indian troops guarding the borderline retaliated the fire and gave a befitting reply,” he said.
Intermittent exchange of fire was continuing when last reports came in. Small arms automatics and mortars are said to be used in firing.
Meanwhile, as per Pak army statement three people were injured when Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked” firing along the Line of Control (LoC).
“Indian troops opened fire at Battal, Jandrot and Hotspring sectors at [the] LoC,” Dawn quoting the statement said.
The latest incident of cross-border firing comes days after Indian army had claimed that it carried out an “operation” on Pakistani posts along the LoC in a bid to prevent “infiltrators” from entering India.
However, Pakistan had denied India’s claims.