Pakistan army provokes intense firing at Indian posts near LoC

Photo of Kashmir map where Pakistani army reportedly provoked heavy firing at Indian posts.

Srinagar: At least five 5 jawans injured after Pakistan armymen started heavy firing on Indian army posts near LoC in Kashmir today.

With raising tension along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian army are facing heavy firing and shelling along the LoC in Tungdhar, Akhnoor and Mendhar districts of North Kashmir.

Pakistani rangers heavily firing shells at Indian Army posts, posts at Kupwara and Poonch are also under attack. Five security forces jawan had been injured in the attack.

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The Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Border Security Force (BSF) to retaliate against the Pakistan army attack. The Indian troops are being asked to brace for Pakistan ‘bat’ team.

Earlier in the evening, in a joint search operation, the 46 Rashtriya Rifles & Special Operation Group had today arrested two terrorists associated with the Pakistani based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Task forces had also recovered an AK-47, a pistol with ammunition, Under Barrel Grenade Launcher, UBGL grenades, pouches.

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Security force had also foiled an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector of the valley, hours before the arrest. Earlier in the day, Delhi police and Rajasthan police had also arrested two ISI spies from Jodhpur, among whom one is a staffer of the visa section of the Pakistan High Commission.

As per the sources, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has directed the BSF to respond appropriately in case of any unprovoked firing from Pakistan, but has asked them not to fire first. Rajnath has spoken to DG BSF about the current situation.

Amid ceasefire violations, Indian Army troops are bracing for an offensive by Pakistan’s border action teams that may try to take revenge for surgical strikes.

Villagers near the border have been asked to shift to safer places.