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Heavy firing exchanged between India and Pakistan on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir


A picture taken during a patrol at the India-Pakistan border in R.S Pora south-west of Jammu on October 3, 2016 shows a weapon of Indian Border Security Force (BSF). / AFP PHOTO / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

Jammu: Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Jammu districts.

Defence Ministry sources said here that the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing in Sunderbani and Akhnoor sectors.

“The Pakistanis used small arms, automatics and mortars to target defence and civilian facilities in these areas,” a military official said. “Our troops retaliated strongly and effectively.”