J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire, army recovers 2 explosive devices

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: Oct 25, 2015 12:23 IST
Mortar shells which hit the area during ceasefire violation by Pakistan. (ANI Photo)

Pakistan continued to fire along the international border for the second consecutive day in Samba sector near Jammu on Saturday.

BSF official said the firing by Pakistani rangers started at 9 pm Saturday evening and continued till 3 am early Sunday morning.

He said 14 BSF posts were affected. BSF official said two civilians were injured in mortar shelling by the Pakistan, which though was restricted to Samba sector only.

Police said 15 border villages were affected by the firing. IG BSF(Jammu Frontiers) said the firing was totally unprovoked and they will hand over the strongly written protest to rangers on Sunday.

On Friday evening one person died and two were injured in Pakistan firing in Samba sector. The ceasefire violations, which had become a routine, had stopped after the Director General (DG)-level talks between BSF and Pakistan Rangers on September 12.

Indian Army also recovered two explosive devices weighing 10 and 6 kgs in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Based on the information of a Territorial Army Battalion, a search operation was launched on Saturday against a suspected hideout in general area of Lor Devta in Poonch district, a defence spokesperson said.

During the operation, a natural cave was found near a big boulder in which two huge gunny bag packets with wires jutting out were found, he said. On closer inspection one pressure cooker based improvised explosive device (IED) was found in the first packet weighing approximately 10 kgs. In the second packet another IED based on a cylinder weighing around 6 kgs was found, he added.

(With PTI inputs)

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