J-K: Pakistani troops resort to mortar shelling along LoC, no casualties

Pointing out that these villagers had been staying at their native places despite heightened tension along the borders, sources said that the mortar shelling started around 3 am and it continued till 8 am.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: October 1, 2016 10:01 am
kashmir militant killed, jammu and kashmir militant killed, militant killed, bandipora encounter, security forces fight militants, gun fight, India news The Indian troops retaliated appropriately, sources said, adding that this has been the second ceasefire violation along the LoC in Akhnoor sector during the last 24 hours.

Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwalla sector of Akhnoor, J&K during the wee hours of Saturday making nearly 5,000 people from nearly a dozen border villages to move to safer places at Khour.

Pointing out that these villagers had been staying at their native places despite heightened tension along the borders, sources said that the mortar shelling started around 3 am and it continued till 8 am. However, there had been no loss of life or damage to property on the Indian side.

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The Indian troops retaliated appropriately, sources said, adding that this has been the second ceasefire violation along the LoC in Akhnoor sector during the last 24 hours as Pakistani troops had on Friday resorted to mortar shelling at Chapriyal and Samwan.

This has been the fourth incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan after India’s successful surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC. Earlier, during the wee hours of Thursday, it had resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling at Kalal in Nowshera sector of Rajouri and Balnoi in Mendhar.

In view of the mounting tension along the borders, the state government has already put in place its contingency plan to deal with any emergency by ordering closure of all educational institutions in border areas, setting up camps at safe places and keeping at standby vehicles to evacuate people in case of Pakistani shelling.

A number of people at various places along the international border in Jammu region have started moving to the houses of their relatives or camps at safer places during night since Thursday. However, as borders by and large remained peaceful, the number of people shifting to safer places for the night had been far less on Friday evening, a senior official said.

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    VISWALINGAM
    Oct 1, 2016 at 6:37 am
    NAWAZ SHARIF, THE HOLY QURAN TEACHES ONLY PEACE AND LOVE , BUT YOUR HORRIFIC ACTIONS MARS THE VERY ESSENCE AND DIVINITY THE HOLY BOOK CONTAINS.
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    Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
    Oct 1, 2016 at 6:03 am
    A another Indian SURGICAL strike will put NAKAM SHARIFF and his NAPAK in hospital in a non SUGERICAL state..
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    S.Gonesh
    Oct 1, 2016 at 4:43 am
    It is the duty of Bharat to defend its citizens. This means stoplt;br/gt;all the attack from stan. This Allah-killer/destroyer country lt;br/gt;has no right to be on Indian soil. This creation was createdlt;br/gt;by the Victorian looters/criminals together with the anti-Hindult;br/gt;Congress. Hindus, put an end to the corrupt political party system.lt;br/gt;Give the Army full power to defend Hindustan.
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    Boby Jaan
    Oct 1, 2016 at 9:15 am
    Surgical strict operation good for stan India help a destroy isi terrorist stan get new ideny in the world peaceful and loveable country.
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    Indian by
    Oct 1, 2016 at 8:26 am
    Bhai, Hindi/Urdu me likho. Madrasa urdu ya hindi sikhate hai that too only how to do terror activities. They will not understand English lol.. Once inzamam ul haq was asked how he liked being a dad? He said, he is always outside stan to play cricket. Allah, friends and family members helped a lot to bring the child home. Holy christ.
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    Imran Khan
    Oct 1, 2016 at 11:06 am
    War will not result in anything good except sufferings for people from both sides and for coming generations. India and stan are nuclear powers therefore those in favour of war should think thousand times for the consequences that it may have for the people of both these countries.
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    mathimathi
    Oct 1, 2016 at 8:21 am
    It seem to be no effect on operation surgical strike on stan. A Full scale nuke war is necessary to destroy stan completely, though most parts of Hindustan affected via a Nuclear war.
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    yash sehgal
    Oct 1, 2016 at 10:32 am
    Did our soldiers fire strongly? How many porkies killed??lt;br/gt;An award of one lakh per porki soldier killed be announced n then see porkistan will be without any army after a month.lt;br/gt;Kill as many porki soldiers our brave indian army..water hs flown our heads..enough is enough..
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