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Civilian killed in Pak firing

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A villager was killed and another injured in Pakistan shelling on civilian areas along LoC in Poonch, near Jammu on Monday.

Pakistan army on late Sunday resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing along the Line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, an official said on Monday.

Defence spokesman Lt. Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS: “Pakistan army used 82 mortars, rocket ropelled guns (RPGs) and automatics to target our positions on the LoC in Poonch district.”

“Pakistan shelling and firing started at 11 p.m. on Sunday,” he added.

“Our troops are effectively and appropriately responding. Intermittent firing exchanges continued till Monday morning,” Lt. Col. Mehta said.

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