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Flare up: Indo-Pak armies exchange fire at various places

Flare up: Indo-Pak armies exchange fire at various places
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Jammu, Mar 26 Pakistani troops fired at and shelled forward areas along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district in violation of the ceasefire, officials said on Thursday.

Pakistan Rangers opened fire and engaged in mortar shelling in Pansar, Manyari and Chak Changa areas in the Hiranagar sector.

The violation of the ceasefire began late Wednesday night and continued intermittently till Thursday morning, they said.

Border Security Force (BSF) troops guarding the border retaliated effectively, leading to brief exchanges of fire, they said.

Meanwhile, sources said that

The Pakistani troops used small arms to target army posts in Baramulla sector in north Kashmir at around 12:50 pm, an army officer said.

He said that many locations in Uri were targeted.

Indian troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) have retaliated resulting in heavy exchange of fire which is going on till the reports last came in from the area, they said.

The armies of India and Pakistan on Thursday exchanged fire along Poonch sector also.

Officials said that Pakistan Army resorted to firing in Degwar sector in Poonch district.

They said that Indian Army has retaliated befittingly, adding that no injury or casualty was reported during the incident. (with agency inputs)




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