ISLAMABAD: Indian troops shelled Pakistani villages along the Line of Control on Monday, the military’s public affairs wing said.

“Indian troops while violating the sanctity of the LoC resorted to unprovoked shelling/firing in the Nakial sector,” said the ISPR in a brief statement.

The Indian troops fired small arms, mortar shells and rockets on Monday afternoon. No casualties or injuries were reported from the area.

Pakistani troops respon­ded to the shelling, the ISPR said.

The exchange took place two days after heads of the Rangers and India’s Border Security Force met in Delhi and agreed to restore peace along the Working Boun­dary.

A day earlier India had accused Pakistan of violating the agreement reached in Delhi and shelling a forward border outpost in Samba district on the Working Boundary and in the Rajouri sector.

The Senate Defence Committee was informed on Friday that 26 Pakistanis had been killed in over 200 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary over the past three months.

Published in Dawn, September 15th, 2015

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