dglobalnews.com Indian and Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC
Published: Sun, July 09, 2017
Medical | By Benjamin Edwards

Indian and Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

Indian and Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

He said the Pakistani troops also resorted to heavy mortar shelling.

The ISPR said that Pakistan army troops effectively responded to Indian unprovoked firing.

He said a mortar shell landed near the house of Territorial Army jawan Mohammad Showkat in Karmara village near the LoC. The martyred jawan had come home on leave. "Two individuals embraced shahdat while three citizens were injured", the statement concluded.

They were referred to District Hospital Poonch, where they are undergoing treatment. Deputy high commissioner J P Singh was summoned by Pakistan' Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the killing of two of their nationals along the LoC, allegedly in firing by Indian troops.

A medium intensity quake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted the India-Pakistan border region in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

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Sources said militants fired from AK-47 rifles towards the army patrol. Three other people were injured.

However, no arrests were reported during the hour-long operation.

The Indian firing and shelling occurred a day after the first martyrdom anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was observed with the renewed pledge to continue his mission till the success of Kashmir liberation struggle.

"Two civilians died in Pak firing in Poonch sector this morning", police here said.

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