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Heavy firing On LoC, Two Jaish-e-Mohammad men killed


Srinagar: Heavy firing started on the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday between Indian and Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir, defence sources said.

Two militants belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Shopian district.

Both sides were using mortars and small arms to target each other in Kamalkote area since earlier in the day, the defence sources confirmed, adding that the exchanges were continuing.

People living close to the LoC are scared following heightened tension between the two neighbours.

Heavy firing exchanges were also continuing intermittently at 40 places on the LoC, including Poonch, Rajouri and Jammu districts since Tuesday night, hours after Indian Air Force fighter jets dropped a 1,000 kg bomb on a specific terror training pad of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in a “non-military, pre-emptive” action.

The move came 12 days after 40 Central Reserve Police Force troopers were killed by a JeM operative in the worst terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy hit the state in 1989.

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