Heavy Firing Across LoC by Pakistan; Indian Army Retaliates

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The Pakistan army continued with their third instance of ceasefire violation within 24 hours on Wednesday. The Pakistan troops made heavy shelling and firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The third exchange of fire between the rival neighbouring countries was reported around 10.30 AM in the morning with Indian and Pakistan armies engaged in heavy exchange of fire at Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors in Rajouri.

The second round of fire was reported around 10.30 PM on March 5 till 4.30 AM on Wednesday with artillery and small arms and ammunition at Sunderbani sector in Rajouri.

Firing across the border has caused panic among the residents. Schools and other educational institutions have remained closed for the day in Rajouri and Pooch districts.

Earlier on March 5, Pakistan army fired along LoC around 6 PM. The Indian army, too, retaliated to Pakistan shelling. The exchange of fire lasted for around 3 hours and took place at Nowshera sector in Rajouri district and Krishna Ghati in Pooch district.

After the Pulwama attacks on February 14 and a befitting response by India’s IAF on February 26, the border tension has escalated to heights. Around 4 civilians in India have been killed in ceasefire violations last week.

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