Jammu and Kashmir: Woman injured in Pakistan shelling on LoC

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Srinagar, May 4: A civilian was injured in Pakistani shelling last night on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

“The Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling and firing on the LoC in Tangdhar sector at 11 p.m. on Thursday”, news agency IANS quoted the police as saying.

“Indian positions retaliated effectively. Intermittent shelling and firing exchanges continued till 4.30 a.m. on Friday.

This comes days after Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan and his Pakistani counterpart held an unscheduled hotline interaction on ceasefire violation.

During the DGMO level talks, India stood its ground regarding Pakistan sponsored terrorism in the Kashmir Valley while Pakistani DGMO accused Indian security forces of resorting to unprovoked firing along LoC, news agency ANI reported.

Responding to this, General Chauhan emphatically said that retaliatory firing by Indian troops are only carried out in response to unabated support given by Pakistan Army to armed militants, who infiltrate across the border and attack Indian Army posts with heavy weapons.


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