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Jawan injured as Pak fires at BSF patrol party

Violating ceasefire yet again, Pakistani troops fired at a BSF patrol party leaving a jawan injured in Samba district.

Pakistani troops fired on the patrol party along the International Border in Khowara belt in Samba district on Friday night, a senior BSF officer said on Saturday.

In the firing, a BSF jawan was injured, he said, adding that he has been admitted to a hospital.

“It was a clear case of ceasefire violation. We will lodge a protest over the incident with Pakistani counterparts today”, he said.

The injured jawan has been identified as Rakesh Kumar of Punjab.

This is the fourth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in December 2011.

On December 22, 2011 Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts with over 700 rounds of small arms fire to give cover fire to a group of infiltrating militants along the LoC in Nangi Tikri-Krishna Gati area of Poonch district.

On December 14, 2011 troops foiled an infiltration bid by a group of 4-5 militants along LoC in Tarkundi forest belt of Bhimbergali sector in Poonch district.

Pakistanis troops resorted to small arms firing and rocket attacks on Indian posts in Krishnagati sub-sector along LoC in Poonch district on December 5, 2011. Pakistan troops had also fired at Indian posts in Kupwara district on December 4, 2011.

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