Fresh firing along LoC in Poonch

Fresh firing along LoC in Poonch

"Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing on forward posts which was retaliated by Indian troops. However no casualty or damage to property has been reported till now," the defence PRO said.

A day after killing of a soldier by a sniper fire from across LoC in Balnoi of KG sector in Mendhar, India and Pakistani forces resorted to firing and shelling on each other in the area on Thursday evening.

Sources said firing started in the area at about 6:15 PM during which at least five army posts came under attack from the other side.

"Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing on forward posts which was retaliated by Indian troops.  However no casualty or damage to property has been reported till now," the defence PRO said.  

A soldier was killed in targeted sniper fire by the Pakistan Army. 

"A soldier was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC yesterday (Wednesday)," a defence officials said.

SepoyRachpal Singh, of 22 Sikh, was guarding a post at the LoC when he was shot at by a sniper from the other side of the border. He was critically wounded and succumbed to his injury later.