India, Pakistan trade fresh fire along LoC

Srinagar: Pakistan and Indian border troops exchanged fire across the Line of Control (LoC) on Saturday, Dawn reported.

“Indian troops resort to unprovoked firing in Tander and Baroh areas of Bhimber sector today,” a statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations(ISPR) was quoted by the newspaper.

Pakistan Army troops were effectively targeting Indian posts in response, the report said, adding that the ISPR sources confirmed that no loss of life was reported in the latest exchange of fire.

Earlier this week, seven Pakistani soldiers were killed during cross-border firing across the LoC.

Following the incident, Pakistan Foreign Office summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge a protest against the killing of soldiers.

Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson, said India must stop all ceasefire violations and avoid targeting residents along the LoC, the report added.

“We reserve the right to respond befittingly respond to Indian aggression,” he said at the time.

The latest incidents of cross-border firing come as tensions simmer between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.

Temperature between the South Asian rivals has been high since the uprising in Kashmir Valley following the killing of Burhan Wani, a top militant commander, by the government forces in July.

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