POONCH: Following firing incidents on LoC, locals live risky and frightening life

Coming after the firing incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the residents living along it are living in fear, risking their lives, homes and cattle.

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 The army and the local residents on Sunday claimed that Pakistani military personnel opened fire over the weekend in Salotri Jhalas after the Army had shot down two suspected militants along the LoC.

Villagers say that the ceasefire violation happens every time. “It happens every time, and it has hit our life hell. We fear for our households, children and cattle,” a Villager says.

“Pakistan is not at peace and does not let us rest at peace. So, we are ready to face it, even giving our property aside,” he sums.

Altaf Hussain, a villager said that the firing began at 10 pm on Saturday night and ended after 2 am on Sunday.“We were all hiding within our homes.

Even army responded after two to four minutes,” Free Press Journal reported, quoting Mansu Khan, a resident. Granting to the Army, Pakistan has resorted to firing thrice this month.

The army claimed to have seized two AK-47 rifles, 240 rounds of ammunition, eight AK-47 magazines, a grenade launcher, three grenades, aClaymoree mine and two detonators some days back when two suspected militants were shot down

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