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Pak troops fire at 16 Indian posts, violate ceasfire again

india Updated: Aug 14, 2013 16:59 IST
Tarun Upadhyay
Tarun Upadhyay
Hindustan Times
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Pakistani troops on Tuesday night violated the 2003 ceasefire agreement for the ninth time in the past four days by targeting 16 Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu Kashmir.

Indian troops, who were on high alert because of the previous incidents, retaliated, resulting in a heavy exchange of fire till 11pm on Tuesday along Hamirpur-Balakote and Mendhar forward areas in Poonch district, defence spokesman SN Acharya said on Wednesday.

A senior Border Security Force (BSF) officer manning one of these posts said Pakistan's Border Action Team, comprising Pakistan army regulars and militants, was involved in the latest round of firing.

The Pakistani troops continued intermittent firing till Wednesday morning.

Pakistani Rangers on Tuesday violated the ceasefire and fired at Narianpur Border out post (BoP) in Ramgarh forward area in Samba district.

On August 12, Pakistani troops had opened heavy fire using mortars, rockets and small arms on 11 Indian forward posts along the LoC in Digwar, Mankote and Durga Battalion areas.

On August 11, a BSF jawan was injured in Pakistani firing at Alfa Machial forward posts along Indo-Pakistan border in Jammu.

Pakistani troops had targeted several Indian posts by firing more than 7,000 rounds of heavy ammunition and mortar shells in Poonch district on August 10.

On August 6, a group of 20 heavily armed men led by Pakistani troops had entered 450 metres into the Indian territory in Poonch and ambushed a patrol killing five Indian soldiers.

BSF constable Ram Niwas Meena was injured in Pakistani sniper fire on August 5 on Narainpur BoP in Samba district. He died in AIIMS, New Delhi, on August 11.