India on Thursday allegedly resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Khuiratta and Tender sectors, a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
Pakistani troops responded ‘effectively’ to the firing, ISPR added.
Meanwhile, one suspected militant was killed in a standoff with security forces in Balochistan as combing operations under Operation Raddul Fasaad continue across the country.
Two others were taken into custody as intelligence agencies as well as Frontier Corps (FC) personnel conducted the operations in the Kech and Andoor districts of the province.
One FC soldier was also injured in an exchange of fire with the suspected militants.
In Punjab, 10 suspected militants were apprehended as the Rangers conducted ‘search and sanitisation operations’ in Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, Lahore, Attock and Rawalpindi.
A cache of arms and ammunition as well as explosive material was also recovered during the operations in both regions.
The Pakistan Army on Feb 22 launched Operation Raddul Fasaad following a wave of terrorism that hit the four provinces, leaving over 100 dead and hundreds of others wounded.
The announcement was made by the ISPR after Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa chaired a high-level security meeting in Lahore.
The elimination of residual terrorist threats, the consolidation of gains made during previous counterterrorism operations and tightening security on the borders have been described as the main objectives of the newly launched operation, which would be joined by the Pakistan Air Force and Navy as well as other paramilitary organisations, civilian law enforcement agencies and intelligence outfits.