August 2002 News

Shelling, firing continues along LoC, IB in J&K

9 August 2002
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: The exchange of shelling and firing between Indian and Pakistani troops along the Line of Control and International Border continued since Thursday evening without causing any damage on the Indian side, Defence sources said here on Friday. Pakistani troops continued targeting forward defence positions in Drass and Batalick sectors with artillery and mortar shelling from across the LoC since Thursday evening, the sources said. Indian Army also responded effectively and the exchange of firing continued till this morning, they said, adding there was no casualty or damage reported on the Indian side. Sporadic small arms firing exchange along LoC also took place in some sectors of Rajouri and Poonch during the period. Intermittent exchange of firing along IB between Pakistan border Guards and BSF personnel was also reported in Samba and Akhnoor sectors on Thursday night. However, intensity of firing exchange was heavier in Sangral area of RS Pura sector during the period, they said adding no loss of life or any damage to property has been reported so far.


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