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Pakistan resorts to unprovoked firing in Poonch

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Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions near the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday in Poonch district of Jammu region.

Army spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said that Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing at our positions near the LoC in Poonch district early morning today (Sunday).

"They used small arms and automatics to target our positions. The Indian army has retaliated using same caliber weapons," he added.

The firing was still going on till the last reports came in.

A senior police officer on Saturday said that "11 yatris of Baba Budha Amarnath Yatra were injured near the shrine, when three men hurled a Grenade."

Two suspects were nabbed while they were escaping in a vehicle, but a third suspect was still at the large.

Tensions have mounted near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir during the Independence Day celebrations of India and Pakistan.

Pakistan army has been resorting to unprovoked firing at Indian positions around August 14 and 15 ever since the armed violence started in the state in early 1990s.

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