Pakistan, India exchange fire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

The firing from both sides was on till late Wednesday evening. However there were no reports of any loss of lives from either side.

By   |  Published: 19th Oct 2016  1:14 pmUpdated: 19th Oct 2016  2:41 pm
Indian Army soldiers leave the site of a gun battle. Photo: AP

Jammu: The Pakistan Army on Wednesday resorted to heavy cross-border firing at Indian posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said.

The sources said Indian positions were targeted in Tarkundi area on the LoC, the de facto border that divides Jammu and Kashmir between the two countries.

“The Pakistan Army used 82 mm mortar shells and small arms to target our positions. Our troops effectively retaliated the Pakistan shelling and firing using same calibre weapons,” a defence spokesperson said.

The shelling from both sides was on till late in the evening. There were no reports of any loss of lives from either side.

It was the latest in a series of violations of the 2013 ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army alleged that Pakistan violated the bilateral truce in the same area of the LoC on Tuesday.