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Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire again

Pakistan Rangers on Sunday resorted to repeated ceasefire violations and targeted Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu district, prompting BSF troops to retaliate.

“Pakistan Rangers resorted to small arms firing on BoPs along the International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district at 1852 hours and 1915 hours today,” a BSF officer said here.

They fired 25 to 30 rounds at BSF posts, he said, adding that BSF troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan took position and retaliated. The firing stopped at 6.55 p.m. IST.

The firing by Pakistan Rangers resumed at 7.15 p.m. and the exchange between Pakistan Rangers and BSF troops continued for over 80 minutes and stopped at 8.35 p.m., he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

Firing again erupted and was continuing intermittently till last reports came in from the area, the officer said.

Earlier, Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire and fired at two BoPs along the IB in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district on June 22.

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