Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Ceasefire violations continue: Pakistan targets 40 posts with mortar shells, three injured

JAMMU: Breaching the ceasefire for the 17th time this month, Pakistan Rangers targeted 40 border out posts and 25 border hamlets by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts of Jammu & Kashmir, leaving three people injured.

BSF troops gave a befitting reply to four ceasefire violations by Pakistan resulting in exchanges, which are still on in some areas.

"Pakistani Rangers again resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and heavy firing on BSF posts along the International Border (IB) since 2100 hours last night," BSF Spokesman Vinood Yadav said on Tuesday.

"As many as 40 BSF BoPs were affected by the firing from Pakistan side," he said, adding that firing and shelling was targeted on areas along IB in Arnia, R S Pura, Kanachak and Pargwal sub-sectors along IB in Jammu and Samba districts.