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Night long exchange of fire between India, Pakistan along Kathua border

December 26, 2020
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Srinagar: Armies of India and Pakistan resorted to firing at forward posts along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to officials, firing from Pakistan Rangers across the IB in the Satpal Border Outpost area of Hiranagar sector started around 9.35 pm on Friday, prompting strong retaliation by the Border Security Force (BSF), they said.

The officials said cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 2.45 am on Saturday, but there was no immediate report of any damage on the Indian side.

The latest cross-border firing comes a day after two Army porters – Altaf Hussain and Mohammad Zaif – were injured in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control at Dalhan in Poonch district.

The porters, both residents of Noorkote village, were moving towards a forward post when they were fired upon by Pakistani troops from across the border, causing serious injuries to them, the officials said, adding both were hospitalised and their condition was stated to be stable.

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