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On Independence Day, Pakistan violates ceasefire in JK

Source: PTI
August 15, 2011 15:13 IST
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Pakistani troops on Monday violated ceasefire by opening fire on the Indian post along the Indo-Pak Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistani troops from Imran post resorted to firing on the Ballard forward post along the International Border in Ramgarh sub-sector of the district around 3.45 am on Monday morning, Border Security Force Deputy Inspector General S Oberoi said.

"The unprovoked firing continued for 25 minutes. BSF troops effectively retaliated," the DIG said, adding that there was no casualty or injury to any one in the firing on this side.

"It was a clear case of ceasefire violation," he said, adding that a protest would be lodged with Pakistani authorities.

"We had given them sweets and fruits on their Independence Day on Sunday during a flag meeting. But they have returned the gesture with bullets today on our Independence Day," Oberoi said.


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