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Heavy firing in Jammu as Pakistan violates ceasefire

Heavy cross-border firing was underway late on Sunday night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district as Pakistan Rangers opened indiscriminate fire on Indian positions and the Indian side retaliated, police said.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2016 08:58 IST
Indian Border Security Force soldiers take up positions at an outpost along a fence at the India-Pakistan border in RS Pora south-west of Jammu on October 2, 2016.
Indian Border Security Force soldiers take up positions at an outpost along a fence at the India-Pakistan border in RS Pora south-west of Jammu on October 2, 2016.(AFP)

Heavy cross-border firing was underway late on Sunday night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district as Pakistan Rangers opened indiscriminate fire on Indian positions and the Indian side retaliated, police said.

Police said Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire by resorting to indiscriminate firing at Indian positions in Akhnoor sector of the international border in Jammu district. “The (BSF) Border Security Force retaliated and heavy firing exchanges are now going on in the area,” police said.

This is the sixth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Akhnoor sector of the international border during the last three days.