"Pakistan Rangers opened small arms firing on Ballard Border out Post along International Border in the Samba sector around 11:30 am," a senior Border Security Force officer told PTI. "This was a ceasefire violation", the officer said.
He said the BSF troops guarding the borderline took positions and fired back effectively.
There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing. This is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistan this month.
Pakistan troops and rangers had fired at Indian posts and violated the ceasefire on December 6 and 5 along the Line of Control and IB in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district, Pansar belt of Samba district and Arnia belt of Jammu district.
Earlier on November 26, Pakistan troops had targeted 10 Indian forward posts by firing over 6000 rounds from heavy weaponry along the Indo-Pak border in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district.
On November 20, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire by firing in Gulpur forward area along the LoC in the Poonch sector.