Poonch tense after three hours of unprovoked firing and shelling; Army posts under attack on LOC



After a tense situation and heavy firing and shelling on the international border, army posts and villages in Shahpur sector of Poonch came under attack from the opposite side of border. The Pak rangers used small arms to mortar shelling to attack this area. Official sources told that the firing started at about 2 AM in the morning and in the initial few minutes the Pak Rangers used small and automatic weapons to target the Indian posts but in sometime mortar bombs were fired targeting Indian posts and villages and the firing lasted for over three hours. The constant shelling has created a tense atmosphere and the locals are scared as the attempts of unprovoked ceasefire violation are becoming more frequent.

However, the Indian troops also retaliated with similar caliber weapons and no loss has been reported so far but situation is quite tense with the troops on high alert.


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