Heavy firing on LoC in Kashmir’s Rajouri district

Jammu:Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire on Tuesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said that at about 11.30 a.m., the Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked shelling with mortars and firing with small arms along the LoC in Nowshera sector.

“The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly. Firing exchanges are now going on,” the official said.

On Monday, a 6-year old girl, a woman and an Inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) were killed and 13 others injured in indiscriminate shelling and firing by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in Poonch district.

As a precaution, authorities in Poonch district have closed all educational institutions within a four kilometre distance of the LoC in Poonch district.

(With inputs from PTI)