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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Samba, Indian Army retaliates

No loss of life and damage was reported.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2017 12:23 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Border security force soldiers patrol near the India-Pakistan international border area.
Border security force soldiers patrol near the India-Pakistan international border area.(AP photo)

Pakistan fired twice on Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector on Monday morning, in the second ceasefire violation on the 198-km long international border this year.

Pakistan Rangers targetted Indian border posts at Chalyari, Khora and Regal in Samba sector.

“At about 0845 hours, small arm fire of few bursts occurred in Samba sector and thereafter again at 0935 hours small arms and 51 mm mortar fire started from the Pakistani side. Our troops also retaliated suitably,” Border Security Force (BSF) Jammu Frontier deputy inspector general D Pareekh said.

Read: Pakistan army can give befitting response to any misadventure: Bajwa

No loss of life and damage was reported.

On February 2, Pakistan Rangers fired with automatic weapons and shot grenades on a BSF post along the international border in Samba sector. Before that, Pakistan had the violated ceasefire in Shahpur Kerni sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir on January 1.

On January 31, after a lull of nearly a month, Pakistan army had resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing on forward Indian posts and villages in Shahpur sector of Poonch district.

Read: First ceasefire violation in 2017: Pakistan fires at Jammu BSF post along IB

On December 30 last year, a civilian was killed as Pakistani army indulged in heavy cross-border firing, targeting Indian positions and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch sector.

Pakistan had violated ceasefire by targeting Indian positions along the LoC in Balakote sector of the same district on December 16.

First Published: Feb 06, 2017 11:54 IST

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