Ceasefire violated again, Pakistan targets Indian posts

Published: 13th August 2012 10:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2012 10:48 PM   |  A+A-


In the sixth incident of ceasefire violation in less than two weeks, Pakistan troops on Monday opened fire on Indian posts along the international border in Arnia sector of Jammu district.

"There was firing of several rounds on India's Pindi Border out Post (BoP) along the

International Border in Arnia sector of Jammu district this evening," a senior BSF officer said.

The BSF opened retaliatory fire, he said, adding that the exchange of fire was brief.

This is the sixth ceasefire violation in the last 9 days. On July 11, a BSF jawan was injured when Pakistani security personnel opened fire on Indian posts along the Indo-Pak border in Arnia sector.

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

Nearly 21 ceasefire violations have taken place this year, 51 cases were registered in 2011, 44 in 2010 and 28 in 2009.


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