Army major, BSF personnel injured as India, Pak armies exchange heavy gunfire along LoC in Poonch

Srinagar: An Army major and a BSF personnel were injured as the armies of India and Pakistan exchanged heavy gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports said that the Pakistan Army “violated” ceasefire, inviting a strong retaliation from Indian forces.

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“One Army Major and a constable of BSF were injured as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Tarkundi forward area of Balakote sector late Thursday,” an Army official said.

Both of them were shifted to 166 Military hospital at Jammu and their condition is stated to be stable, the officials said.

According to sources, the duo was reportedly injured in sniping.

This is for the seventh time the two armies exchanged gunfire along the LoC in Poonch in 10 days of the new year.

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