Indo-Pak border troops exchange fire across Line of Control


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army troops and Indian Border Security Forces exchanged fire along the Line of Control in the Neza Pir sector early Sunday morning, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

The statement claimed Indian troops along the border “resorted to heavy unprovoked firing and shelling” at around 11:40pm on Saturday. The “unprovoked firing” continued until about 4:45am, the ISPR said, adding that Pakistan Army troops provided a ‘befitting reponse’.

No loss of life or property has been reported so far, the ISPR said.

This is the first instance of cross-border firing reported in nearly six months

A border ceasefire agreement signed by India and Pakistan in 2003 has largely held, but both frequently accuse each other of breaching it.

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