Pakistan Rangers resort to unprovoked firing in Jammu

Jammu, Oct 18: Pakistan Rangers Saturday resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions of the Border Security Force (BSF) on the international border in Jammu district, an official said.

"Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at the BSF positions in the R.S. Pura sector of the international border in Jammu district today (Saturday) morning," a police officer told IANS here.

The officer said the firing started at 5.30 am Saturday.

"They are using automatics and light arms and the BSF is retaliating effectively using same calibre weapons.

"Firing exchanges are still on. No casualty has taken place on our side so far," the officer added.

The Pakistan Army had in the night violated the bilateral ceasefire on the LoC in Hamirpur sector of the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Sources here told IANS that the Pakistan Army started unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Hamirpur sector of Poonch district at 8.55 p.m. Friday using automatics and small arms.

Eight civilians have been killed and 62 injured in unprecedented peace-time shelling of civilian habitations by Pakistan in the Jammu region since Oct 6.

Over 30,000 residents of border villages are living in relief camps away from the international border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts since then.


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