Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

Indian army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri near Jammu on Thrusday. Photo/PTI
Indian army soldiers take positions near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri near Jammu on Thrusday. Photo/PTI

Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy fire on Saturday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

"Pakistan Army initiated indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions on the LoC in the Naushera sector," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS. They are using small arms, automatics and mortars, he said.

"The firing started at 7.15 a.m. Our forces are effectively retaliating," Mehta added. Fourteen families from border villages in the Naushera sector left their homes on Friday following indiscriminate shelling by Pakistani troops.

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