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Pak targets 40 BoPs with mortar shells along IB, three injured

Pak targets 40 BoPs with mortar shells along IB, three injured

Jammu: Breaching the ceasefire for the 17th time this month, Pakistan Rangers targeted 40 Border Out Posts and 25 border hamlets by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving three persons injured.

BSF troops gave a befitting reply to four ceasefire violations by Pakistan resulting in exchanges, which are still on in some areas.

"Pakistani Rangers again resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and heavy firing on BSF posts along the International Border (IB) since 2100 hours last night," BSF Spokesman Vinood Yadav said Monday.

"As many as 40 BSF BoPs were affected by the firing from Pakistan side", he said, adding that firing and shelling was targeted on areas along IB in Arnia, R S Pura, Kanachak and Pargwal sub-sectors along IB in Jammu and Samba districts.

Giving further details, he said almost all the BSF posts in Kanachak and Pargwal were targeted by the Pakistan Rangers.

BSF Posts in Arnia and R S Pura sub-sectors were also targeted by the enemy, the spokesman said.

"BSF troops at all the places gave a strong and befitting reply to firing from Pak", the spokesman said, adding that firing in some places, particularly Pargwal is still on.

"There is no loss of life or damage to BSF," he said.

There has been heavy firing and mortar shelling on 20 to 25 border hamlets along the IB in Arnia, R S Pura, Pargwal, Ganjansoo and Kanachak belts of Jammu district since last night, District Magistrate, Jammu, Ajeet Kumar Sahu told PTI.

He said that in the firing and shelling, three persons have been injured in border areas of Jammu and have been hospitalised.

Over 1000 people have been accommodated in camps overnight.

This was the 17th ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir since October one.

Six persons have been killed and 50 others including BSF jawan injured in Pakistani shelling and firing along LoC and IB in Jammu and Poonch districts in the ceasefire violations this month.

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