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Jammu: More shelling, firing by Pak troops along IB

October 24, 2013 15:57 IST

Pakistani troops fired mortars, rockets and automatic weapons on border posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts, resulting in heavy exchanges till the wee hours of the day.

"There was shelling of mortar bombs, rockets and firing by automatic weapons on border outposts in Nikki Tawi areas of Jammu district and Ramgarh belts of Samba district since Wednesday night," BSF officials said on Thursday

In the biggest-ever provocation close on heels of visit of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to Indo-Pak border, Pakistani troops on Tuesday resorted to night-long heavy shelling and firing at over 50 border outposts along IB in which one BSF Head Constable was killed and seven other security personnel injured.

In the latest round, they fired 82 mm mortar shells and also rockets, aparts from Light Machine Guns in civilian areas as well. BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated, resulting in heavy exchanges, which continued 2:30 pm on Thursday, officials said.

There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the shelling and firing, they said. Due to shelling, panic-stricken villagers have fled their homes to safety.

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