Heavy firing exchanges on LoC in Rajouri

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Jammu, March 9 (IANS) Indian and Pakistan armies exchanged heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday after Pakistan violated the ceasefire, a defence official said.

“At about 6 p.m., Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms along the LoC in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri,” Defence Ministry spokesman, Lt Col Devender Anand said.

“Indian Army is retaliating effectively.”

Breaking a two-day lull, the two sides had exchanged heavy fire in the LoC in Poonch district on Friday after Pakistan began targeting Indian positions.

Authorities have closed all educational institutions within 5 km distance of the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

–IANS

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