Pak Rangers, BSF trade fire on LoC

The incident occurred at Umra Wali post 30 km from Jammu. According to BSF officials their patrolling party came under unprovoked fire from Pakistani troops. The Indian troops returned the fire.

"Pakistani soldiers opened unprovoked firing on our post. We responded to it effectively," said a spokesman of BSF. On Saturday an Indian soldier died in hospital after he was injured in Pakistan firing in the same area. He was the first Indian soldier killed by Pakistani troops in a year.

Meanwhile, general officer commanding in chief northern command Lt Gen K T Parnaik on Sunday visited LoC in Tanghdar sector in north Kashmir. He reviewed the situation along with senior army officers.

Lt Gen Parnaik stated that there was no tension along LoC. He added that army is fully prepared to deal with the situation in Kashmir after the killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, the Centre's interlocutors on Kashmir arrived on a six-day visit to the state on Sunday. They will attend a two-day "peace conference" and visit places outside Srinagar.

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