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Pakistan Violates Ceasefire Again, Targets BSF Post Along IB

Published: 16th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2015 04:18 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Even as India and Pakistan cricket teams were engaged in a high voltage World Cup match in Adelaide, Pakistan military resorted to fresh ceasefire violation on Sunday and opened fire at the R S Pura sector in Jammu district, targeting a Border Security Force (BSF) post on the International Border (IB).

The firing happened at the International Border hours after Pakistan rangers fired two to three mortar shells in Nowapind border outpost area on Saturday night.

Once again violating the 2003 ceasefire between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir border, three rounds of small arms fire came from the Pakistani side at around 11 am on Sunday, triggering a gun battle, officials said.

Meanwhile, the BSF, whose 127 battalion was at the post, retaliated. However, no loss of life and property has been reported so far.

It was the second incident of ceasefire violation by the Pakistani side in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, the Army also claimed to have foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Saturday.  “At about 10.45 am on Saturday, three to four persons were crossing the LoC in Poonch Sector from Pakistan side”, Defence spokesman, Northern Command, Colonel S D Goswami said in  a statement.

“When these persons were well within the Indian territory, troops deployed in the area opened fire on them”, Colonel Goswami said adding that simultaneously, Pakistani post located across the area also opened heavy firing.

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