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Pak violates ceasefire 5 times in 7 days, injures jawan

August 11, 2012 22:07 IST

In the fifth incident of ceasefire violence within a week, a Border Security Force jawan was on Saturday injured after Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts along the Indo-Pak border in Arnia sector of Jammu district.

"There was cross-border heavy firing on Indian posts of Pindi and Pital along the International Border in Arnia sector of Jammu district around 4.30 pm today," said Deputy Inspector General, BSF, J S Oberoi.

The heavy firing continued for over two hours and is intermittently going on, Oberoi said, adding that one BSF jawan was injured in the firing and has been hospitalised.

He is injured but his condition is stable, the DIG said.

BSF troops, guarding the borderline with Pakistan, effectively replied to the Pakistan firing, he said. This is the fifth ceasefire violation in the past one week.

On August 7, India had lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the International Border.

Nearly 21 ceasefire violations have taken place this year followed by 51 cases in 2011. As many as 44 cases of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir were registered in 2010 and 28 in 2009.

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