June 2002 News

Pak shelling in Jammu, Rajouri, Siachen, Kargil sectors

25 June 2002
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Exchange of low intensity firing and mortar shelling between Indian and Pakistani troops continued in some areas of Jammu, Rajouri, Kargil and Siachen sectors since Tuesday night, while shelling and firing have considerably reduced in most of the border areas, official sources said on Wednesday. Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling in Sangral and Manjakote, Dhantani post and Rajdhani besides central Siachen, Thang, Chorbat La and Drass areas of Jammu, Rajouri, Siachen and Kargil sectors since Tuesday night, the sources said adding shelling continued intermittently till early Wednesday morning in Sangral area of RS Pura, but stopped in other areas. Indian troops guarding the LoC and IB in these areas retaliated and the fire exchange continued in some of these areas till this morning, the sources said and added there was no casualty or damage on the Indian side. Cross border firing and shelling has considerably reduced in most of the areas in Kathua, Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch, Siachen and Kargil sectors during the last few days, he added.


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