Tensions rise as Indian, Pakistani armies clash

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Jammu: Indian and Pakistani troops clashed again Tuesday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, sparking fear at the border and forcing thousands to flee to safer places.

Defence ministry spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS that the Pakistan Army used small arms to fire at Indian positions in Balnoi sector in Poonch district.

“The firing started at 2.20 p.m. And it is still going on. Our troops have effectively retaliated,” he said. There were no fresh casualties on the Indian side.

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