Pak troops violate ceasefire, fire at border post

Written by: Samyuktha
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Jammu, Jun 21: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire yet again and fired at a forward border outpost along the international Indo-Pak border in the early hours of Monday, Jun 21 morning.

"There was a cross-border firing from Pakistan's Suragpur post on Abdullia border outpost along the international border in R S Pura sub-sector, around 30-km from here, at 0400 hours in this morning," the official told a news agency.

The official informed that the Border Security Forces (BSF) jawans deployed in the area retaliated to the firing from Pakistan, leading to exchange of small arms fire.

The firing went on for nearly one-and-half hour intermittently and resumed again at 06.15 hours and was continuing intermittently since then, the official added.

Besides, the firing, an IED explosion was also reported along the border line.

"There was also an explosion tiggered by IED near the border line. There was no lose of life or injury to anyone in the explosion and firing on this side of the border," he said.

The officials are still trying to ascertain if the explosion was carried out by any intruding militant or anybody else. The incident has led to a massive search operation in the area.

This comes immediately after there was firing at Indian positions at Machhil sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Jun 20. The firing launched by Pakistan killed two porters and injured two jawans.

The firing incidents, which violate the seven-year-old ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC), comes ahead of Indian foreign secretary Nirupama Rao's and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's visit to Pakistan, scheduled for Jun 24 and Jun 25 respectively.

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