Saturday, January 12, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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10 Pak soldiers killed on border
Fire exchanged at 50 places
Tribune News Service

Jammu, January 11
At least 10 Pak soldiers were killed and several others wounded when the Indian forces retaliated to silence the Pak mortar guns across Poonch late this evening.

Defence Ministry sources said Pakistan troops resorted to heavy mortar and heavy calibre weapon firing on the six border villages in the Poonch sector in which several Indian bunkers and residential houses were partially damaged. At least four Indian Armymen were wounded and two of them later succumbed to their injuries.

The sources said that several Pak army posts across Poonch and Mendhar were seen ablaze when the Indian troops used mortar, rocket grenade launchers and artillery guns to pound the Pak military bases across the Poonch sector.

The sources said Pak guns fell silent when the Pak forces suffered heavy causalties and destruction of bunkers.

Light arms intermittent exchange of fire was also reported at 50 places along the border in the Arnia, R.S. Pura, Ramgarh, Akhnoor, Khour and Hiranagar sectors in Jammu and Kathua districts, they added.

In the Kena Chak sub-sector, Rangers and troops exchanged firing at Old and New Kana Chak and Chinor farm.

SRINAGAR: The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked shelling in the Dras sector of Jammu and Kashmir late last night, targeting civilian areas and security force installations, official sources said on Friday.

The Pakistani troops fired more than 30 artillery and mortar shells from across the border in the Dras sector late last night, the sources said.

A resident, Ghulam Nabi, said over phone from Dras that few shells fell just half a km away from the local Doordarshan centre without causing any damage.

He said some Pakistani shells fell on the snow-covered hill-top of Morcal Bagh and Goshan villages. However, no one was injured.

The sources said the Indian troops retaliated with Bofors guns. However, casualties or damage suffered by the troops across the LoC was not immediately known.Back

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