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More shelling, firing by Pak troops along international border

BSF jawans guard the Indo-Pak international border in Samba district. Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs, rockets and automatic weapons on border posts and civilian areas along the International Border. File photo  

Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs, rockets and automatic weapons on border posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts, resulting in heavy exchanges till the wee hours on Thursday.

“There was shelling of mortar bombs, rockets and firing by automatic weapons on border outposts (BoPs) in Nikki Tawi areas of Jammu district and Ramgarh belts of Samba district since last night,” BSF officials said on Thursday.

In the biggest-ever provocation close on heels of visit of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to Indo-Pak border, Pakistani troops on Tuesday resorted to night-long heavy shelling and firing at over 50 border outposts along international border (IB) in which one BSF Head Constable was killed and seven other security personnel injured.

In the latest round, they fired 82 mm mortar shells and also rockets, apart from Light Machine Guns (LGMs) in civilian areas as well.

The BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated, resulting in heavy exchanges, which continued 0230 hours on Thursday, officials said.

There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the shelling and firing, they said.

Due to shelling, panic-stricken villagers have fled their homes to safety.

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