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Pakistan violates ceasefire again


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Jammu: Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani Rangers today opened fire at Tawi area in R S Pura sector of Jammu district. “They (Pakistani side) fired three rounds of small arms at around 11 AM towards Tawi area in R S Pura sector. However, there was no retaliation from our side,” a senior BSF officer told. He said this was the second incident of ceasefire violation by the Pakistani side in the last 24 hours.

Pakistani rangers had fired two to three mortar shells in Nowapind border out post area along the IB in R S Pura sector of the district last night. The shells exploded at an isolated areas and did not cause any casualty or injury to anyone on this side, a BSF officer said. An infiltration bid was also foiled by the Army along the Line of Control in Poonch district yesterday.

“At about 1045 hours yesterday, three to four persons were crossing the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch Sector from Pakistan side”, Defence Spokesman, Northern Command, Col S D Goswami said. “When these persons were well within Indian territory, troops deployed in the area opened fire on them”, Col Goswami said adding that simultaneously, Pakistani post located across the area opened heavy firing.

During the ensuing fire fight, the persons trying to cross the LoC fled back towards the Pakistan side, the officer said.