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Pakistani troopers start heavy shelling in Jammu

Pakistani troopers start heavy shelling in Jammu

Jammu: Pakistani troopers on Saturday started heavy shelling targeting civilians and Border Security Force (BSF) facilities on the International Border in Hiranagar sector and R.S.Pura in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

"Around 6 a.m., the Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling and automatic gunfire. The BSF has started retaliating effectively," the police said.

"Shelling and firing exchanges are still going on in both these sectors."

On Friday, heavy shelling and firing exchanges took place in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts and on the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar and Machil sectors.

A soldier was killed in Machil sector where the army foiled an infiltration bid. A militants was also killed in this operation.

The Army said the militants had mutilated the soldier's body before withdrawing into the Pakistan side of the LoC.

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