Poonch: Indian Army, on Saturday, destroyed a 120 mm live mortar shell which was found in the proximity of houses in Balakote village in Mendhar Sub-Division.
There was no loss of life or property reported in this endeavor. There is no other information about the mortar yet.
As per a video released by news agency ANI, two jawans of the Indian Army could be seen destroying the mortar shell.
Here is a link of the video:
#WATCH Poonch: Army in a secluded place destroyed 120 mm live mortar shell which was found in proximity of houses in Balakote village in Mendhar Sub-Division on September 14. No loss of life or property reported. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/J0bmRuo2eG— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2019
What is a Mortar?
A mortar is an artillery weapon which fires explosive shells. As mortars do not have long-range, the shells are fired at targets which are close.
The shells are known as (mortar) bombs. It has a short barrel which fires the mortar bomb at low speed high into the air to reach its target.
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