Pakistani troops fire at Indian posts in Kashmir

May 17, 2014, 13:40 IST | IANS

Jammu: Pakistani troops resorted to "unprovoked firing" at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the military said Saturday.

The firing took place in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch district Friday evening, defence ministry spokesman Col. Manish Mehta told IANS.

The Pakistani firing began at 7.35 p.m. "No damage or casualty has been reported on our side," the official said.

"They used small arms and automatics. Our troops responded with equal calibre weapons," Mehta said.

Pakistan has repeatedly violated the 2003 India-Pakistan ceasefire in the region in the past one month.

Army and intelligence officials allege that Pakistani troops fire along the LoC to give cover to guerrillas trying to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan.

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