Heavy shelling in Mankote

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 4: Pakistan army tonight resorted to heavy shelling and firing in Mankote sector of Poonch district targeting forward posts of the troops and civilian areas.
Reports said Pakistani troops started heavy mortar shelling and firing in Mankote sector at around 9.30 p.m. The Indian side retaliated effectively, leading to exchanges.
Several mortar shells exploded in civilian areas. However, there were no reports of any casualties or damage on the Indian side immediately. Some losses were, however, suspected on the Pakistan side, reports said, adding that shelling and firing continued till midnight tonight when the reports last came in.