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Army Captain injured in Pakistan firing along LoC in Poonch

An Indian border post near fencing on the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, injuring an Army Captain, officials said.

There was a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army.

They resorted to firing along the LoC in Chakan Da Bagh area in Poonch on Tuesday evening, a security force official said.

The injured Army Captain has been hospitalised, they said.

The Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire continued till late night, they said.

The latest violation of the ceasefire came a day after seven Pakistani Army men, including a Major, were killed and four others injured in retaliatory action by the Indian Army in Poonch.

Authorities had on Monday suspended the cross-LoC bus service between Chakan Da Bagh and Rawalakot, following heightened tension on the LoC.

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