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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu region

After ceasefire violations a minor girl on the Indian side, some Pakistani posts and villages also suffered

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Publish Date: Oct 28 2016 2:13PM | Updated Date: Oct 28 2016 2:13PM

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu region

Pakistani troops continued the ceasefire violations on Friday with firing and mortar shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas. The violation was marked along the Line of Control (LoC) and international border in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts.

 

BSF and Army have responded "appropriately and befittingly" a defence spokesman said. "There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Sunderbani, Pallanwala and Nowshera sectors of Rajouri and Jammu districts today," he said.

 

They used small arms, automatics, 82 mm mortars and 120 mm mortars in the firing and shelling, he said. "They are being responded appropriately and befittingly. No casualties to our troops have been reported," he said.

 

Firing and shelling continued overnight along the international border. At 5:20 PM yesterday, Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked heavy firing and helling in Katgus Sector of Jammu which further spread to Hiranagar and Samba.

 

It continued till 05:00 am on Friday morning in the area of 24 BSF posts, said a senior BSF officer, adding the BSF responded strongly after which the firing stopped. 

 

“Some Pakistani posts and villages have suffered heavy damage. On the Indian side, a girl was injured in the ceasefire violation”, the officer said.