Pakistan continues unprovoked shelling in Poonch district

The Indian army troops also retaliated and the exchange of small arms fire between the two sides was continuing.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Published:October 5, 2014 10:00 am

Pakistani troops continued resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling in Mankote area along the Line of Control in Poonch district on Sunday morning.

The shelling, according to sources, started from across the LoC at 5 am. The Indian army troops also retaliated and the exchange of small arms fire between the two sides was continuing.

Significantly, the Sunday firing by Pakistani troops has come less than 24 hours after an army jawan was killed and another injured in an IED explosion triggered by militants near the Lince of Control at Balnoi on Saturday.

Since Wednesday, a day after both US and India jointly committed to fight terrorism, activity on Pakistan side of LoC and the international border has stepped up. While the Pakistani troops and Rangers have been resorting to unprovoked firing on Indian side at frequent intervals, the militants have also started making desperate attempts to sneak into the state from the side of Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

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