Heavy shelling rattles Mankote, Lam areas

Intense mortar shelling in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday rattled the villages along Line of Control in Mendhar’s Mankote sector and Nowshera’s Lam areas.

Officials said that on Wednesday evening at around 09 PM, Pak army violated ceasefire and fired mortars on LoC in Mankote area of Mendhar sub division in Poonch district.

“Intense mortar shelling from Pak side continued till Thursday early morning with the entire area of Sagra, Balnoi, Mankote, Tain getting affected with night long shelling.” said officials.

Similarly, in Lam area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district, cross LoC firing and shelling started at around 02:20 AM on Thursday and lasted till 5 AM. “Entire area of Lam forward got affected with shelling.” the officials said. The h however added to have no reports of any loss in any of the areas so far.