Uneasy calm returns to Jammu border

  • IANS, None, Jammu
  • Updated: Jan 07, 2015 16:14 IST

The international border dividing Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan here was calm Wednesday.

"There has been no firing from Pakistan anywhere in the Jammu region on Wednesday," a senior police officer told IANS.

He added that the Border Security Force (BSF) was on high alert and was monitoring the situation on the border in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts.

The Pakistan Rangers fired at BSF posts in Kathua Tuesday evening and the BSF retaliated, the officer added.

More than 10,000 residents of border villages in Samba and Kathua have moved to makeshift camps following indiscriminate shelling of the civilian areas by the Rangers since Sunday.

"These people are still in makeshift accommodation. They will remain there till the situation on the border stabilizes," said a senior official of the Jammu administration.

The BSF guards the international border while the army is deployed on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

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