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Pak opens fire along LoC, targets army posts, villages

October 04, 2017 08:04 PM

Jammu, October 4: The Pakistani army targeted Indian military outposts and villages along the line of control (LoC) with heavy weapons on Wednesday morning, the third violation of a ceasefire between the two sides in 12 hours.

Wednesday morning’s firing comes a day after an Indian soldier was killed, and two days after a couple of children died due to gunfire and shelling from across the LoC.

 “Pakistan army has been firing with automatic weapons since 5.30 am. Indian army is retaliating in equal measure,” said an intelligence official. The targets were in Degwar and Gulpur areas of Balakote sector in Poonch.

All schools were closed in the Degwar area, a local official announced.

Wednesday morning’s firing comes a day after an Indian soldier was killed, and two days after a couple of children died due to gunfire and shelling from across the LoC.

India accuses Pakistan of opening fire often to help militants enter Indian territory.

Three militants of the Jaish e Mohammad who staged an attack on a BSF camp on Tuesday are said to have entered India through the LoC in Poonch.

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