Pak shells forward posts, villages in Rajouri

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/19/2019 1:29:03 AM

JAMMU, Aug 18: Pakistani army violated ceasefire by targetting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district for the second successive day on Sunday.
Indian side too retaliated in equal measure thus ensuing heavy exchange of fire in Nowshera sector.
PRO Defence Lt Col Devender Anand said, “The mortar shelling and small arms firing from across the border in Kalal area of Nowshera sector started at around 6.45 PM, prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Indian army.”
He said there was no immediate report of any casualty and the cross-border shelling was going on when last reports were received.
Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa (35), a resident of Dehradun, was killed when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire on Saturday.
Defence sources stated that the Pakistan army also suffered heavy damage to their posts and casualties in the retaliatory action. The latest skirmish comes days after Pakistan claimed that its four soldiers were killed in firing by Indian troops on their posts along the LoC on August 15.



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