Indo-Pak trade gunfire along Shahpur, Kirni sectors in Poonch


M S Nazki

Poonch, Feb 18 (KNO): Pakistani Army on Tuesday resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Shahpur and Kirni sectors in Poonch district in Jammu region, officials said.

According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), this comes days after a 60-year-old civilian was killed and three others were injured in Pakistani firing at the LoC in Shahpur sector of Poonch on February 14.

Officials said that the Pakistan Army in the morning resorted to unprovoked firing following which Indian Army retaliated.

“The Pakistan Army targeted Indian defence positions and civilian areas with long-range mortars,” officials said, adding that Indian Army is giving a befitting response to the firing.

On Friday night (Feb 14), three houses were partially damaged in shelling by Pakistani Army in the Hira Nagar sector of the Kathua district in J&K.

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