India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in Rajouri

Jammu: The armies of India and Pakistan exchanged fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu division, however no reports of any injury or a casuality has been reported, police sources said.

Using mortars, automatics and small arms, Pakistan army targeted Indian positions as they resorted to “unprovoked and heavy firing” in Laam area of Nowshera sector on Friday evening, the Defence Ministry sources said.

“Troops retaliated strongly and effectively. Firing exchanges began at 5 p.m. and continued for some time,” the sources said.

The firing exchange in Jammu and Kashmir came a day before the LoC visit of a team of senior officials of the Home Ministry in the area.

The team that visited areas along the international border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts on Friday, were scheduled to visit areas around the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts on Saturday.

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