Pakistan targets Indian Army on Republic Day

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Jammu: Pakistani troops shelled Indian Army positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on India’s Republic Day.

Defence Ministry sources said the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling in Krishna Ghati sector in violation of the 2003 bilateral ceasefire pact.

An official said “Pakistan Army initiated ceasefire violation around 11 a.m. using small arms fire and mortar shells.

Our troops retaliated strongly and effectively, the officials said and added the exchanges are still going on.

Reports said tension has gripped the civilian population living close to the LoC in Mankote and other places in Krishna Ghati sector.

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