India, Pak armies exchange heavy fire along LoC


India and Pakistan Army on Thursday resorted to heavy firing in Jammu’s Ramgarh sector.

“Pakistan Army on Thursday initiated unprovoked firing in Jammu’s Ramgarh sector at 3:50 in the morning,” an army official said adding that the fire was retaliated strongly and effectively. The firing continued for about one hour 45 minutes.

No injuries or damages have been reported.

“In a similar incident, the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing with small arms and mortars around midnight in Arnia area of Jammu’s R S Pura sector.” the official said.

Pertinently, One army jawan lost his life on Wednesday after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran Sector.

 Meanwhile, following fresh exchange of fire and shelling between the rival armies authorities on Thursday ordered the closure of schools located near the border in Arnia.

An official said that all schools located within five kilometers from the border have been closed in view of shelling.

“Pakistan army targeted border outposts in Arnia at midnight with small arms and mortars” the official said.

“Indian army retaliated effectively and strongly,” he said, adding that firing exchange continued throughout the night.

The official said that around a dozen villages were affected by the firing.

He said that three civilians were injured and two houses damaged and three livestock were killed and six injured after exchange of fire and mortar shelling in the area.

The firing which is going on for the past one week has affected the villagers living nearby. Locals alleged that Pakistani army started heavy shelling after which they escaped from their homes to safer places.



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