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Pakistan violates ceasefire again in Jammu

PTI  Jammu, June 17, 2014
First Published: 20:43 IST(17/6/2014) | Last Updated: 02:02 IST(18/6/2014)

In yet another ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak border, Pakistani Rangers on Tuesday fired at border outposts in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation by Indian forces.

Three to four rounds were fired at border outposts in the Suchetgarh forward belt along the international border in Jammu district around 13:30 hours, a BSF spokesman said in Jammu.

BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated. There was, however, no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing on this side, he said.

This is second ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak border in the past four days.

On June 13, Pakistan troops violated the ceasefire by targeting Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir with heavy firing and mortar shelling, drawing retaliation by Indian forces.

Pakistan troops had fired 81-mm mortar shells and directed automatic and small-arms fire at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Mendhar-Bhimber Gali-Keri forward areas of Poonch district in early morning hours.

The Poonch firing took place a day after an IED blast in the Tarkundi forward area killed one jawan and injured three others.

Between end of April and mid-May, 19 incidents of ceasefire violation were reported along the LoC here.

In 2013, 12 jawans were killed and 41 injured in 149 ceasefire violations and firing incidents by Pakistan troops on forward posts, civilian areas and patrolling parties along the Indo-Pak border.


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