Army destroyed artillery shell fired by Pakistani forces in forward village near the Line of Control (LoC) in Mankot Sector of Mendhar Sub division, officials said.
The shell had landed near a house in the Mankot area of Mendhar sector during cross-border shelling on Monday and was noticed by some villagers, who informed the Army, they added.
They said Army Ordinance team immediately rushed to the spot and destroyed the unexploded shell safely.
Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages at several places including Mankot, Balakot, Mendhar, Basooni and Gani prompting strong and effective retaliation from the Indian Army.
According to the information, in the last five days, the Indian Army has neutralized seven mortar shells fired from Pakistan side.