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Pak troops fire at LoC posts in Poonch; Army Captain injured

Pakistani Troops Opened Fire At Indian Posts Along The Line Of Control (LoC) In Jammu And Kashmir's Poonch District On Tuesday, Injuring An Army Captain, Officials Said.

PTI | Updated on: 17 Jan 2018, 07:21:17 AM
Pak troops fire at LoC posts in Poonch; Army Captain injured


Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, injuring an Army Captain, officials said.

"There was a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army. They resorted to firing along the LoC in Chakan Da Bagh area in Poonch this evening," a security force official said.

The injured Army Captain has been hospitalized, they said. The Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire continued till late night, they said.

Also Read | Army kills seven Pakistani soldiers in 'retaliatory action' along LoC in Poonch

The latest violation of the ceasefire came a day after seven Pakistani Army men, including a Major, were killed and four others injured in retaliatory action by the Indian Army in Poonch.

Authorities had on Monday suspended the cross-LoC bus service between Chakan Da Bagh and Rawalakot, following heightened tension on the LoC.

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First Published : 17 Jan 2018, 07:20:50 AM