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Troops exchange fire on border

Jammu, December 30
Indian and Pakistani forces exchanged fire after troops from across the border shelled parts of Poonch and Rajauri districts of Jammu and Kashmir last evening, official sources said today. No casualty or damage was reported in the firing and shelling, they said.

Pakistani forces fired mortar shells on the Salotri and Krishna Ghatti subsectors of Poonch district, they said.

They opened heavy fire on the Bhavan sector of Rajauri district for about an hour last evening and again for a few hours around midnight.

Indian troops retaliated and an exchange of fire took place, the sources said. PTI
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