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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

Pakistani troops again violate ceasefire along LoC

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jammu, October 18, 2013
First Published: 09:04 IST(18/10/2013) | Last Updated: 19:50 IST(18/10/2013)

Pakistani troops reportedly resorted to unprovoked firing in RS Pura and Hiranagar sector at 9.30 on Thursday night, as cross-border firing continued.

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The latest ceasefire violation came hours after 5 persons were injured along the international border in Akhnoor tehsil after Pakistani troops opened fire at an Indian post in Jammu on Thursday morning. The BSF personnel have been busy giving a calibrated reply. More details are awaited.

Pakistan Rangers fired at two different areas on Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan fired along RS Pura area, about 25-km from Jammu city. A BSF officer said troops deployed along Kharkola border outpost noticed suspected movement of some people along the border at about 9.30am.

They were challenged and shortly after it Pakistan Rangers started firing. Firing continued for some time and  gunshots could be heard all along the neighboring villages.

In the afternoon, Pakistan Rangers fired at Najwal area in Akhnoor, about 50-km from Jammu city. According to reports people were working in the field when the firing started. BSF officer said five people, including three females and one children were injured were injured.

A critically injured woman, Nisha Devi , was shifted to the Government Medical College Jammu, where her condition was stated to be critical.

Nisha was hit by a bullet and immediately shifted to the Jammu medical college, where she was operated and bullet was taken out.

One of her attendants, who brought Nisha to hospital, said about 50 people were working in the fields when firing started.

“We are being constantly threatened by Pakistan Rangers and there has been continuous firing. Pak has killed our jawans also. We have brought the matter to the notice of higher authorities, but don’t know why action is not taken to stop this firing,” he said.

The MP  of Jammu-Poonch constituency also visited the hospital and said Pak is continuously violating ceasefire  agreement and this thing has to stop.

On October 16 night, Pakistan had fired in the Mangu chaak area along international border in Samba district. It also fired along the Line of Control in Poonch and Uri areas.

Lance naik M F Khan of 15 Bihar regiment was killed on October 15, when Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian forward posts in Hamirpur-Balakote sub-sector in Poonch district.


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