September 2002 News

Pak troops resort to firing along LoC

25 September 2002
The Indian Express

Jammu: Pakistani troops resorted to firing on several Indian positions and border outposts from across the Line of Control and international border in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday night. No damage was reported from the Indian side, defence sources said in Jammu on Tuesday. Using heavy machine guns, Pakistani troops from across the LoC targeted forward posts at Yaldor, Battalick and Handangbrox in Kargil district in Ladakh region of the state on Tuesday night, the sources said. Pakistani troops fired sporadically in these areas from 2030 hours IST on Monday to 0200 hrs IST on Tuesday forcing Indian troops to retaliate, the sources said, adding that no damage was caused in the exchange of firing. The troops also fired artillery shells for an hour in Mushkoh area of Kargil on Tuesday night which however did not cause any loss of lives on the Indian side, the sources said. Intermittent small arms fire at some places along LoC in Uri and Poonch and along the international border in Samba, Akhnoor, Hiranagar sectors was also reported during Tuesday night. ''Troops continue to remain on high alert to foil any misadventure by enemy troops and terrorists along the borders in Jammu and Kashmir,'' the sources said.


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