India, Pakistan exchange fire on Kashmir border

Hours ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to India- controlled Kashmir, border guards of India and Pakistan Thursday fired on each other’s posts along the international border (IB) in Kashmir for second straight day, officials said.

The exchange of fire between two sides was reported from IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts.

Indian officials said Pakistan resorted to firing using small and automatic weapons at 8:30 a.m. (local time) on border outposts of Border Security Force (BSF) in Jammu, Kathua and Samba.

The firing, according to officials, continued for several hours.

Indian side also retaliated and the exchange was going on until last reports came in.

“Pakistan yet again violated cease-fire today along the IB at Hiranagar, Ramgarh and Arnia,” India’s official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR) said. “In these areas, firing was continuing intermittently when reports last came in.”

However, no loss of life or damage to property was reported on Indian side, the broadcaster reported.

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