Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan troops target forward posts, villages in Rajouri

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Updated: Dec 24, 2018 12:23 PM

The firing and shelling from across the border started in Keri, Lam, Pukharni and Peer Badaser areas of Noushera sector around 9.30 am, a police officer said.

There was no immediate report of any casualty, the officer said.

Pakistani troops Monday opened fire and shelled forward posts and villages along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The firing and shelling from across the border started in Keri, Lam, Pukharni and Peer Badaser areas of Noushera sector around 9.30 am, a police officer said.

Army personnel guarding the LoC retaliated and the cross-border firing between the two sides was going on when last reports came in. There was no immediate report of any casualty, the officer said.

The Pakistan Army used automatics and mortars to target Indian military and civilian facilities. “Unprovoked firing and shelling from the Pakistani side started around 9.30 a.m. in Lam, Keri, Pukharni and Peer Badaser areas in Nowshera sector.’Authorities order immediate closure of schools in 0-5 KMs area of LoC in Keri and Lam in Rajouri district.’

“Our troops retaliated strongly and effectively. Firing exchanges were still going when reports last came in,” the defence sources added

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