Jammu: Indian and Pakistan Armies Thursday exchanged heavy firing on the Line of control (LoC) in Poonch district.
“At around 6 a.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling mortars and firing small arms along the Krishna Ghati sector,” agencies quoted Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand as having said.
The Indian army retaliated effectively and strongly and the firing exchanges stopped around 7 a.m., he added.
All educational institutions within 5 km of the LoC and the international border in Rajouri, Poonch and Samba districts have been shut. (Agencies)