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Aug 21, 2008 at 01:10pm IST

Pak troops open fire in J&K's Nowshera sector

Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops on Thursday targeted Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir and fired eight mortar shells.

Pakistani forces resorted to intermittent firing of mortar shells in Jhangarh area of Nowshera sector in Rajouri district for 45 minutes from 0640 hours, defence spokesman Lt. Col S D Goswami told PTI here.

Indian troops exercised restraint and did not retaliate, he said, adding there was no loss of life or damage to property in the shelling.

CEASEFIRE VIOLATION: The army confirms that there was no retaliation from the Indian side.

"The troops are alert all along the Line of Control (LoC) to foil any evil design of the enemy", the spokesman added.