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Pakistan violates ceasefire again

October 04, 2012 15:37 IST
In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Thursday resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian posts along the Indo-Pakistan border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on the forward border belt of Chachwal along the International Border in the Samba sector around 9:30 am, a Border Security Force officer told PTI.

BSF troops guarding the border took positions and fired back resulting in exchanges of firing, he said, adding, the cross-border firing continued for over 10 minutes.

There was no casualty or injury to anyone in the firing. It may be recalled that Pakistan had violated the ceasefire 21 times by firing mortars, rockets and small arms in the past less than two months along the IB and Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

On October 1, Pakistani troops resorted to firing over Indian posts and Chachwal forward village along the International Border in the Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which a couple was injured.

On September 20, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire by opening indiscriminate firing on the Indian side in order to stall digging work to uncover the 550-meter-long tunnel from Pakistan into Indian territory along the border in Chachwal area of the Samba sector.

Image: Media personnel walk near the border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan in Samba sector | Photograph: Amit Gupta/Reuters



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