Border skirmishes: Pak pounds mortar shells at three districts

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Vishal Sharma
Escalating the border tension, Pakistani troops again violated the ceasefire on Tuesday by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and automatic weapon firing for targeting Indian army posts and civilian hamlets along
the LoC in Noushera, Mander and Pallanwala sectors in Jammu.
The unprecedented shelling from the Pak troopers in all the three sectors was retaliate by the army with the same caliber and till the last reports came in, no loss was
reported anywhere.
Though, the shelling has obliged several border families in Noushera and Pallanwala sector to migrate towards safer places that were still living in their homes along LoC.
Pak troops resorted to unprovoked firing in three areas of Noushera in Rajouri district from in the early morning. They fired mortar bombs, automatic weapons and small arms that Indian troops gave a befitting reply. In Noushera the Pak troopers resorted to heavy mortar shelling on several BOPs in Kalsian , Jhangar, Makri area. The firing stopped for some time during the day time which resmued later at about 5:00 pm. The firing was continuing till the filling of this report.
In Akhnoor sector the Pak troopers opened automatic weapon fire at about 1:00 pm followed by the heavy mortar shelling in Pallanwala sector which triggered panic among the border population residing there. Befitting reply was also given by the army in Pallanwala sector while the intermittent fire was going on till the last report came in.
In Pallanwala area villages including Platan, Gigdyal, Channi Damanu and Chapeyal were
targeted during the firing.
Later the shelling also started in the Mander area of Poonch late evening. The Pak army opened fire in Balnoi and KG sectors of Mander at about 7:20 pm of which befitting reply was also given by the army.
Till the filling of last reports the firing was continue in the Balnoi sector from both the sides and no loss of life or property was reported. Reports said that an army jawan also injured in the cross border firing, but was not confirmed by the army.

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