SRI NAGAR: After Army men foiled an infiltration bid by militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector on Sunday, Pakistani troops violated border ceasefire and targeted BSF and Army posts in the twin border districts of Kathua and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, injuring a border guard.
A BSF spokesman told Express that Pakistani troops fired, without any provocation, at their Bobiya outpost along the International Border (IB) in Hira Nagar sector in Kathua district at 11.20 am on Monday. “It was totally an unprovoked firing from the Pakistani side. A BSF constable A K Rabha was injured in the firing and sustained bullet injuries in his right ankle and right thigh,” he said, adding that the injured jawan was evacuated to Jammu hospital for specialized treatment.
He said the BSF men also returned the fire effectively. “The exchange of fire between the two sides continued for 10 minutes,” the BSF spokesman said, adding there was no fresh fire from Pakistan after 11.30 am.
The Pakistani troops had also fired on the Indian Army posts along LoC in Balakote sector in Poonch district during the night.
“Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Balakote sector,” Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said.