Kashmir border heats up on I-Day

Pakistani and Indian troops again exchanged fire on Saturday on the occasion of India''s Independence Day on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir border heats up on I-Day
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Pakistani and Indian troops again exchanged fire on Saturday on the occasion of India's Independence Day on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Army spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here that the Pakistani army "resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at our positions" at 7.30 a.m. in Poonch district.

"They are using 82 mm mortars and automatics to target our positions in Mandi and Saujiyan sectors," he said.

"Our troops are appropriately and effectively retaliating. Firing exchanges are still going on at these places," he said.

The spokesman also said the Pakistanis had violated the ceasefire at the two sectors during the night too.

"They violated the ceasefire from midnight to 3 a.m. also. After that the shelling and firing stopped till 7.30 a.m. Now it has resumed."

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