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One injured as Pak targets villages, 8 outposts with mortar bombs

india Updated: Feb 09, 2015 19:50 IST
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Pakistani Rangers indulged in heavy firing and mortar shelling overnight on eight border outposts and some villages along the international border in Jammu district, leaving one person injured.

"Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling along IB in R S Pura sector of Jammu district since 2200 hours last night," a BSF official said on Monday.

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Villagers display mortar shells allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the border, at Jora Farm village in RS Pura sector in Jammu. PTI photo

They targeted eight border outposts (BoPs) and some civilian areas, he said adding that Pakistani Rangers also fired 81 mm mortar shells.

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A boy prepares to climb on the window of a house, the walls of which were damaged in mortar shell attack allegedly from the Pakistan side of the border at Jora Farm village. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

In the firing, Khadim Hussain in Jora Farm village suffered minor splinter injuries, a police officer said.

BSF troops guarding the border line retaliated effectively and the firing exchange continued till 0100 hours today, PRO said.

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A villager displays mortar shells allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the border, at Jora Farm village in RS Pura sector in Jammu on Monday. PTI Photo

There have been three ceasefire violations along IB in Samba, Arnia and R S Pura in February this year.

In January this year, Pakistan resorted to several ceasefire violations resulting in death of four people and injuries to seven people.

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A woman displays mortar shells allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the border, at Jora Farm village in RS Pura sector in Jammu on Monday. PTI Photo http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2015/2/shelling5.jpg