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Jammu: Pak troops fire heavily on border outposts

PTI  New Delhi, August 13, 2014
First Published: 08:18 IST(13/8/2014) | Last Updated: 16:50 IST(13/8/2014)

In the fourth ceasefire violation in the past five days, Pakistani troops fired heavily on border outposts (BoPs) and villages along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate.


"Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy firing with mortar shells, small arms and automatic weapons on five BoPs and civilian areas along the IB in Arnia-R S Pura areas in Jammu district from 2145 hours late last night," a BSF officer said in Jammu on Wednesday.

BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated to the Pakistani firing which resulted in night-long exchanges.

The firing exchanges continued till 5am on Wednesday morning, the officer said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to any one in the firing.

This is the fourth ceasefire violation in the past five days.

The fresh violation comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused Pakistan of indulging in a proxy war killing innocent people in India.

On Sunday, two BSF jawans were among four persons injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by firing with small arms, automatic weapons and mortar shells on 10 border outposts and civilian areas along the IB in Jammu district.

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