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Kashmir: Heavy mortar shelling continues along the LoC from the Pakistani side

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After a night of rest, shelling was resumed by the Pakistani at various places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pallanwala, Sunderwani and Nowshera sectors on Friday morning. As per the latest reports a girl was injured in the shelling.

A Defence Ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Manish Mehta confirmed this and said that the Pakistani troops were using “small arms, automatics, 82 mm and 120 mm mortars”, while the Indian Army was “responding appropriately and befittingly”, he added.

As reported by Indian Express, the shelling  has caused intense panic and fear among the locals especially after six locals were injured on Thursday. Meanwhile, there was peace along the international border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors where Pakistani guns fell silent around 8 pm Thursday. Though there has been no mortar shelling or small arms fire since then, people in various villages have moved to safer places following advise by the local administration.

Similarly, after firing 80 mm and 120 mm mortar shells at various places on the Indian side for some hours, the Pakistani guns were silent along the Line of Control in Mendhar and KG sectors since last night. The Indian army had retaliated the Pakistani shelling.

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