Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire on Sunday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district after Pakistan indulged in unprovoked shelling and firing at Indian positions. Defence Ministry spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said: “Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from 6.40 pm onwards in Poonch sector. Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively.”

“Pakistani army fired at the Indian posts with small arms, automatics and mortars,” he added.

Two people — an army soldier on leave and his wife — were killed and two children of the couple injured in the Pakistani shelling in the same sector on Saturday.

The deceased were identified as Sepoy Mohammad Shaukat and his wife Safia Bi.

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