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Posted at: Oct 9, 2019, 12:53 PM; last updated: Oct 9, 2019, 12:53 PM (IST)

2 live mortar shells fired by Pakistan recovered in Jammu

2 live mortar shells fired by Pakistan recovered in Jammu
The security forces were informed about the presence of the shells by the people of Goolpattan along the border in Kanachak belt. File photo

Jammu, October 9

Two live mortar shells, fired by Pakistani troops on civilian hamlets along the Indo-Pakistan border during a ceasefire violation, were recovered and defused in Jammu district, officials said on Wednesday.

The security forces were informed about the presence of the shells by the people of Goolpattan along the border in Kanachak belt, they said.

The shells were recovered and defused by the troops safely, thereby averting a tragedy, the officials said.

Troops also recovered and defused another mortar shell near the Chenab river at Kavada village in Akhnoor sector, they added. PTI

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