New Delhi: Pakistani troops opened heavy gun-fire at 10 Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir in a bid to push in terrorists into the state, army officials said Sunday.

The Pakistani firing began late Saturday in Krishna Ghati sector in the mountainous district of Poonch, about 250 km from here, and lasted till Sunday morning. “They used small arms, light machineguns and rockets. The firing was heavy up to 11 p.m. Thereafter, it became intermittent and was going on till 7 a.m.,” an official said.

“Ours was a measured response aimed at preventing infiltration and silence Pakistani firing,” an official said. The army said the motive of the firing was give cover to a group of around 16 terrorists trying to cross the LoC to get into Jammu and Kashmir.

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