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Pakistan denies having fired on Indian troops

Source: PTI
July 30, 2008 20:00 IST
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Pakistan on Wednesday dismissed India's assertion about a fresh incident of firing by its troops across the Line of Control in Northern Kashmir, claiming that there had been a 'lull' throughout the day.
"According to our reports there has been no firing incident or exchange of fire on Wednesday," Pakistan's military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told PTI.

"There has been no report of any incident from any part of the LoC," he said.

His remarks follow Indian army's assertion that six 82 mm mortar shells were fired at the BSF positions in two bursts in a span of one hour from 1130 hours on Wednesday morning in Nowgam sector of Baramulla district.

The Pakistani military spokesman said he particularly checked with the local commanders and found that 'there was no firing from our side'.

"There has been a lull throughout the day," Abbas said.

India had on Tuesday also conveyed its concerns over several instances of cross-border firing by Pakistani troops along the 742 km LoC.

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