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4th ceasefire violation by Pak at Samba sector, firing still on

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 12, 2013
First Published: 20:40 IST(12/8/2013) | Last Updated: 20:44 IST(12/8/2013)

Escalating border tension, the Pakistani troops yet again violated the ceasefire and targeted the Kotha post of Border Security Force (BSF) in Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir. 

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In what is the fourth ceasefire in less than 48 hours, the firing has been on for over 20 minutes now, according to TV reports.

Pakistani troops on Monday violated the ceasefire for the fifth time in the last three days by targeting forward Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district with mortar shells, rockets and small arms firing.

Indian Army had retaliated resulting in heavy exchange.

On last Saturday, Pakistani troops had targeted several Indian Posts by firing 7000 rounds of ammunition and mortar shells along LoC in Poonch district.
 
Earlier, head Constable BSF Ram Niwas Meena of 200th Battalion was injured in snipper firing on Narainpur BoP area in Samba district along IB on August 5. Meena succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.

On August six, a group of 20 heavily armed men led by Pakistani troops had entered 450 metres into the Indian territory in the Poonch sector and ambushed a patrol killing five Indian soldiers.

There have been 57 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops this year from January one to August 5.

(With inputs from PTI)


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