Indian Army destroys 5 Pakistan posts along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir after heavy shelling

The Indian Army destroyed five Pakistan posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night in a befitting retaliation to firing from across the border

Press Trust of India February 27, 2019 07:12:02 IST
Indian Army destroys 5 Pakistan posts along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir after heavy shelling
  • The Indian Army destroyed five Pakistan posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night in a befitting retaliation to firing from across the border

  • The Indian Army retaliated for effect and our focused fire resulted in severe destruction to five posts and number of casualties to Pakistan army (along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts), the defence PRO said

  • From 6:30 pm onwards, the Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with heavy calibre weaponry along the LoC out of frustration, he said

Jammu: The Indian Army destroyed five Pakistan posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night in a befitting retaliation to firing from across the border, resulting in a "number of casualties" to Pak troops, a defence official said.

Indian Army destroys 5 Pakistan posts along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir after heavy shelling

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"The Indian Army retaliated for effect and our focused fire resulted in severe destruction to five posts and number of casualties to Pakistan army (along LoC in Rajouri and Poonch districts)", the defence PRO said.

From 6:30 pm onwards, the Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with heavy calibre weaponry along the LoC out of frustration, he said. The Pakistan troops were also seen firing mortars and missiles from civilian houses, using villagers as human shields.

However, the Indian Army targeted the Pakistan posts away from civilian areas, the PRO said, adding that this resulted in a "number of casualties" to Pak troopers. In exchange of fire, five soldiers of the Indian Army suffered minor injuries, out of which two of them were shifted to a military hospital for medical treatment; they are stable.

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