India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC in Poonch

India, Pakistan exchange fire on LoC in Poonch

The army said it responded with "strong and effective" retaliation.

Army today said Pakistani troops Monday targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The army said it responded with "strong and effective" retaliation.

The exchange of fire between the two sides continued for nearly seven hours, causing panic among the locals, the officials said. They said Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing from light and heavy weapons in Kerni sector around 8.15 a.m.

Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated effectively and the cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 3 p.m, the officials said, adding there was no immediate report of any casualty on this side.