J-K: Pakistan rangers violate ceasefire in Kathua

Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday indulged in mortar shelling along the border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from BSF. Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling in forward areas in Pansar border outpost belt of Hiranagar sub-sector around 1:30 am, according to a BSF officer.
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Updated on Dec 24, 2014 01:00 PM IST
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Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday indulged in mortar shelling along the border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing retaliation from BSF.

Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling in forward areas in Pansar border outpost belt of Hiranagar sub-sector around 1:30 am, according to a BSF officer.

"BSF troops guarding the borderline took positions and gave a befitting reply. Intermittent exchanges continued till 3:30 am," he told PTI.

"There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling," he added.

Pakistan troops had targeted border areas throughout August this year and for over 15 days in October, killing 11 people and leaving over 100 injured. Over 32,000 people were also displaced.

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