Cross LoC travel suspended, as LoC flares up

Cross LoC travel suspended, as LoC flares up
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SRINAGAR - The cross-LoC travel between Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Azad Kashmir has been suspended due to <link>tension following the cross fire in Poonch district Monday, PTI has reported.

“Cross-LoC travel has been suspended after Pakistan and Indian shelling and firing along the Line of Control (LoC) and the tension that followed,” custodian of LoC Trade and Travel, Poonch, Mohammad Tanveer.

The Indian troops Monday morning violated ceasefire and resorted to shelling and firing along the LoC in Mendhar sector of Poonch district. Four Pakistani soldiers were martyred when the Indian Army targeted their posts.

Earlier, the cross-LoC travel and trade via the Poonch- Rawalakot road had resumed in early November last year after remaining suspended for nearly four months.

Heavy Indian shelling along the LoC in Poonch district in July then had forced its suspension.

The trade and travel between the divided families of Jammu and Kashmir and Azad Kashmir through Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point in Poonch had begun in 2006.

It was considered a major confidence-building exercise between India and Pakistan.

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