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Pakistan Rangers fire on border outposts in Jammu sector

Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire and resorted to small arms firing on border outposts (BoPs) along the international border in Jammu district, prompting BSF to retaliate.

Pakistan Rangers resorted to small arms firing on two-three BoPs in Arnia sub-sector of Jammu district from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, a senior BSF officer said on Wednesday.

BSF personnel guarding the border took positions and fired back resulting in exchange which continued till 3 a.m. on Wednesday, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

There have been half a dozen ceasefire violations by the Pakistan forces in the past one week.

On January 25, 2015, ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India, Pakistan Rangers resorted to small arms firing along the international border on Jugnu Chak BoP in Jammu.

On January 22, there was exchange of fire after BSF personnel on suspicion of (movement of) suspected persons, fired a few rounds and Pakistani posts also fired a few rounds after hearing sound in Regaal BoP area in Samba district.

On January 21, BSF foiled an infiltration bid in Arnia sub-sector. On January 20, Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire by resorting to firing by small arms on BoPs in Jammu district.

On January 13 and 12, there was small arms firing by Pakistan Rangers in Samba sector.

Pakistan also resorted to firing of mortar shells and small arms along the international border in Hiranagar belt of Kathua district on January 11. On January 6, there was ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers in Kathua district.

In January, five persons, including four jawans and a woman, died in the Pakistani firing and shelling along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. Over 10,000 people were also displaced due to the firing.

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