Pakistani troops resume heavy mortar shelling at various places along LoC

Pakistan resumed shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday morning targetting Pallanwala, Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors with even heavy caliber weapons like 120 mm mortars.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: October 28, 2016 2:10 pm
Pakistan, Pakistani ceasefire violation, ceasefire violation, LoC ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops, Pakistani troops Loc, Pakistan heavy mortar shelling, Line of Control, LoC, Pallanwala sector, Sunderwani sector, Nowshera sector, india news, indian express Meanwhile, there was peace along the international border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors where Pakistani guns fell silent around 8 pm Thursday. (File/AP Photo/Channi Anand)

After night-long shelling at various places along the international border in Kathua, Samba and Jammu districts injuring two girls, among three, Pakistan resumed shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday morning targetting Pallanwala, Sunderbani and Nowshera sectors with even heavy caliber weapons like 120 mm mortars.

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Earlier on Thursday, Pakistani troops had resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Mendhar and KG Sectors which, however, had stopped by 9 pm. Along the international border also, there have been no firing from Pakistan side since 5 am, sources said, adding that a woman and a girl were however injured at Pansar and another girl at Manyari during night.

A defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta here said that Pakistani troops were using “small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars”. The Indian army was “responding appropriately and befittingly”, he added.

Sources said that the shelling was intense causing panic among the people. However, there had been no casualty or damage on the Indian side so far.

Meanwhile, though there was peace along the international border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors at the moment, people have been advised by the local administration to move to safer places as there was likelihood of Pakistani Rangers intensifying mortar shelling during the next three days so as to spoil Diwali festival in view of their having suffered heavy casualties and damage in retaliatory firing by Indian side.

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    Anusree Kailash
    Oct 28, 2016 at 4:45 am
    Raheel Sharif trying to get an extension by triggering war?
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      james
      Oct 28, 2016 at 5:28 am
      we should have a continuous effort to evacuate the terrors from the border area. for that let the defense take as much action as required whether in the form of surgical strike or otherwise. for that u call it anything! our country need to be safe! It is not war. It is for our safe existence! That our defense are quiet capable in doing! no doubt !!
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        Mazar Khan
        Oct 28, 2016 at 9:34 am
        one lady isma begum 50 w/o Abdul Rahmaan R/o Ghold mrndhar poonch died in poonch.
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          Vivek narain
          Oct 28, 2016 at 5:33 am
          Games of war,scoring of casualties
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            Omanamama
            Oct 28, 2016 at 5:51 am
            I have a very shocking thing to say. The Ministry of Defence had given two Deepavali Gifts to the Army;lt;br/gt;1. Reduction in status compared to civilians. Soon Chiefs will be equated with Section Officers and Dy SPs. They must be cut to size. lt;br/gt;2. Disability pension is reduced so that the troops will take better care not to get injured. lt;br/gt;Really boosting the morale of the Army. Modi ji asked all to send Deepavali Greetings. What else you want?
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              rohan
              Oct 28, 2016 at 5:04 am
              Lull after the surgical strikes ?
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                Timir Nandi
                Oct 28, 2016 at 5:01 am
                If India will continue the operation like surgical strike frequently, this type news will not have to read us.
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                  Varinder Jaswal
                  Oct 28, 2016 at 6:16 am
                  They have anti aircraft guns at LOC according to a YouTube clip of a well known stani journalist.
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