Pak Army opens heavy fire along LoC

Srinagar: The Pakistan Army today opened heavy fire and shelled forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

According to officials, Pakistan Army also heavily shelled forward areas along the LoC in Dabraj belt of Mankote sector.

A Defence spokesperson said that at about 7 am, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Krishnagati sector of district Poonch.he Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, he said.

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire 47 times in July and shelled areas along the LoC in Rajouri, Poonch, Kupwara and Baramulla districts on a daily basis in July.

Meanwhile, security forces today detected an improvised explosive device (IED) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Police said army personnel found the IED by the roadside at Hamrey in Pattan area of Baramulla district around 5 am.

Officials said a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot and the IED was destroyed without causing any harm to life or property.