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Ceasefire violation by Pak Rangers: Heavy firing continues overnight on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

In Akhnoor, the Pakistan Army resorted to mortar shelling and firing of small arms which continued till Tuesday morning. Our troops retaliated effectively, a defence spokesperson said.

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Jammu Updated on: March 19, 2019 10:00 IST
Ceasefire violation by Pak Rangers: Heavy firing continues
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Ceasefire violation by Pak Rangers: Heavy firing continues overnight on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Heavy exchange of fire took place between Indian and Pakistani troopers on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor sector overnight, after Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire on Monday night. 

"The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri's Sunderbani sector and Jammu's Akhnoor sector on Monday night," Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told the media.

Firing exchanges in the Sunderbani sector started at 10.45 pm, but stopped soon, Anand said.

"In Akhnoor, the Pakistan Army resorted to mortar shelling and firing of small arms which continued till Tuesday morning. Our troops retaliated effectively," the spokesman added.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties.

(With inputs from agencies)

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