Evacuation of locals start as Indian, Pakistani army trade heavy fire on LoC

National | July 17, 2017, 9:29 a.m.

Jammu: Ceasefire violaion in Manjkot Rajouri. According to News24, firing sound can be heard in Rajouri town. The situation is such that evacuation of locals have started in many areas.

In the meantime IANS reports that heavy shelling and firing exchanges are on between Indian and Pakistani Army on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC), quoting a defence official said.

Pakistan, initiating the attack, resorted to unprovoked targeting of the Indian positions on the LoC in Bhimber Gali sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said.

"The indiscriminate firing using small arms, automatics and mortars that started from 7.30 a.m. is still on," Mehta told IANS here.

The Indian Army was retaliating strongly and effectively, he added.

News24Bureau and IANS

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