India, Pak exchange fire in Poonch

Anubhav Misri. Dated: 6/9/2019 12:15:14 PM

POONCH, Jun 8: India and Pakistan Saturday traded fire after the latter in violation of ceasefire resorted to unprovoked firing on forward border posts and villages on Indian side in Shahpur and Khari-Karmara sectors on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.
Local sources said that two sides traded heavy fire along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district. Confirming it, police said, “This morning Pakistan army violated ceasefire and resorted to mortar shelling besides small arms in the Shahpur sector.” Later in the evening, Pakistan army shelled forward Indian border posts and the villages in Khari-Karmara sector also.
Army spokesperson also confirmed ceasefire violation by Pakistan. “This morning at around 10.00 AM, Pak initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling mortars and firing small arms along LoC in Shahpur sector of Poonch district. Indian army also retaliated and gave a befitting reply to the enemy,” said Defence PRO Lt Col Devender Anand.
Later in the evening, Pakistan also resorted to heavy shelling in Khari-Karmara sector in the border district. “The heavy shelling created panic among the locals especially children. So far there were no reports about casualty to any person,” said locals.



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