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One killed in mortar shelling along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

IRNA

New Delhi, Aug 30, IRNA -- One person has been killed in heavy mortar 
shelling by Pakistani troops in some sectors of Rajouri and Poonch 
districts of Jammu since Friday night, official sources said on 
Saturday. 
According to media reports, the Pakistani troops shelled Jhanghar 
and Kakal areas of Noushera sector in Rajouri for two hours Friday 
evening, Indian troops retaliated in the ensuring firing. 
Targeting Balakote sector of Poonch district from across the Line 
of Control (LoC), Pakistani troops resumed shelling for nearly two 
hours early Saturday, they said, adding the Indian side fired 
effectively. 
The person killed received splinter injuries at Balakote, the 
sources said, adding that casualties on the Pakistan side were not 
known. 
Intermittent small arms firing exchange also took place along the 
international border in some areas of R.S.Pura and Samba sectors where
fencing work was continuing. No damage to property or loss of life 
was reported there, they said. 
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