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Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, targets civilian areas in RS Pura & Hiranagar sectors

Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, targets civilian areas in RS Pura & Hiranagar sectors

India TV News Desk, Jammu [ Updated: October 29, 2016 7:35 IST ]
Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, targets civilian areas in RS Pura

Pakistani troops continued ceasefire violation on Saturday by opening fire and mortar shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas in RS Pura and Hiranagar sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said today.

The BSF and the Army have responded “appropriately and befittingly,” a defence spokesman said.

Earlier on Friday, BSF claimed to have killed 15 Pakistani soldiers over the last one week.

BSF, which primarily guards the International Border with Pakistan, said it had also foiled two infiltration bids in Samba district two days back. Besides, BAT (Border Action Team) attacks from Pakistani side along the Line of Control have also been thwarted during the past 24 hours.

Since the surgical strikes by the Army on terror launch pads in PoK on September 28-29, five Indians, including four security personnel, have been killed and 34 injured in ceasefire violations.

On October 27, a Pakistan Ranger was killed and another injured in a retaliatory firing by the BSF, as Pakistani troops heavily shelled five sectors along the LoC and the IB in J&K in which one BSF jawan died and 13 other civilians were injured.

On October 21, the BSF killed seven Pakistan Rangers and a terrorist opposite to Hiranagar sector In Kathua.

On October 25, 2-3 Pakistani Army men are believed to have been killed in retaliatory firing by Indian troops in the Noushera sector of Rajouri district.

(With PTI inputs)

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