Cross-LoC bus service resumes

Cross-LoC bus service resumes
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Jammu: The Cross-LoC bus service resumed through Poonch district on Monday after being suspended last week, despite the ongoing skirmishes along the Line of Control (LoC) and the India-Paksitan border.
Nine people, including five Jammu and Kashmir residents, returned to India, while 20 used the service to go back to Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK), a senior official said.
Last week, on January 18, the weekly service was suspended after unprovoked firing by Pakistan that forced Indian troops to retaliate.
Seven Pakistan army personnel, including a Major, were killed in the retaliation.
Since then, 12 people, including five security personnel, have been killed and over 60 injured in heavy Pakistani shelling in Jammu division.
The cross-LoC trade, however, had started on Friday, two days after the incident on the Indo-Pak border.