India, Pakistan troops exchange fire on Kashmir LoC: Indian official


SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, June 15 (Xinhua) — Troops of India and Pakistan Monday exchanged heavy fire and targeted each other’s positions on Line of Control (LoC), dividing Kashmir, according to Indian military official.

The two sides exchanged fire on LoC in Sunderbani sector of frontier Rajouri district, about 222 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

According to Indian army officials, the exchange was going on until last reports poured in. However, so far no loss of life was reported in the skirmishes on the Indian or Pakistani side.

On Sunday a trooper was killed and two others wounded in an overnight exchange of fire in Shahpur-Kerni sector of adjacent frontier Poonch district.

The troops of India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC and International Border (IB) in Kashmir, despite an agreement in 2003 to observe a cease-fire. However, the cease-fire remains in effect. New Delhi and Islamabad accuse each other of resorting to unprovoked firings and violating cease-fire agreements. And both sides maintain their troops gave a befitting reply to the other side. Enditem


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