Indian, Pakistani Armies Exchange Fire in Kashmir
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The armies of Indian and Pakistan targeted again each other's positions on the line-of-control (LoC) in Kashmir, officials said.
The ceasefire violation took place in Mendhar sector of frontier Poonch district, around 185 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Xinhua reported.
"Pakistani troops this morning again targeted our forward posts with heavy machine guns and mortar guns in Bhimber Gali of Poonch," said Col. R K Palta, Indian army spokesman.
"Our troops retaliated effectively to Pakistani firing and the exchange lasted until afternoon."
According to Palta, no loss of life or damage was reported from the Indian side because of the firing.
LoC is a de facto border that divides Kashmir into India and Pakistan controlled parts.
Pakistan's official broadcaster Radio Pakistan said two civilians including a woman were killed and another girl wounded due to "unprovoked" Indian firing and mortar shelling on Sunday in Nakyal Sector and Pir Kalanjar area.
On Aug. 6, five Indian troops were killed and another wounded in a deadly ambush near Sarla in Poonch. India accused Pakistani troops of entering into its territory and carrying out the attack, a charge Pakistan has denied.
Following the incident a surge in ceasefire violations on LoC was recorded.