Kashmir: 2 BSF soldiers wounded in Pak firing on LoC

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Two BSF jawans were wounded on Wednesday along the Line of Control (LoC) after Pakistan army exchanged heavy firing in the Rajouri district of Jammu.

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On Wednesday, J&K government demanded shutting of schools and educational institutions in four zones close to the LoC as a safety step.

The latest truce violation began at 8.45am when Pakistani army carried out heavy gunfire along the LoC and civilian regions.

“The Pakistan army kick off gratuitous and arbitrary firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 8.45am in Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control,” Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand, defence spokesman stated.

Two BSF soldiers got wounded in the armistice infringement. Indian army straight away came into act and hit back strongly to quiet Pakistani guns. “The Indian army is hitting strongly and successfully,” Lieutenant Colonel Anand stated.

Firing was also held in Tarkundi Gali, Khorinar, Lambi bari, Dhar, Panjgrian regions in Rajouri.

“72 schools in four zones shall remain closed on Wednesday. No student was stuck in any of the schools near LoC in Manjakote on Tuesday. Officials in forward areas are assessing damages,” wrote Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, district development commissioner of Rajouri.

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Over 21 people lost their lives and more than 75 people wounded in Pakistani firing close to LoC and the international border across Jammu and Kashmir in the month of January.




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