Indo-Pak troops exchange fire in Poonch
Jammu: Pakistani troops on Monday targeted forward posts of the army and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting “strong and effective” retaliation by the Indian Army, officials said.
The exchange of fire between the two sides continued for nearly seven hours, causing panic among the locals, the officials said.
They said Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing from light and heavy weapons in Kerni sector at around 8.15am.
Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated effectively and the cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 3pm, the officials said, adding there was no immediate report of any casualty on this side.