Fresh ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Samba sector of J&K

In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan fired at Indian posts in Sachetgarh, Fakira Chak and Benglar areas of Samba on Monday night.

Updated: Jan 13, 2015, 00:32 AM IST

Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan fired at Indian posts in Sachetgarh, Fakira Chak and Benglar areas of Samba on Monday night.

The India side too retaliated and the firing has reportedly being going on for the past one hour from both sides.

On January 06, Pakistan had fired mortar shells and gunshots at over 60 villages and scores of forward posts in Kathua and Samba districts in Jammu and Kashmir in continuing ceasefire violations over which it has refused to take protest notes from the Indian side.

Nearly 10,000 people have fled from the border areas with 7,500 taking shelter in camps set up by the government in safer areas in Kathua and Samba districts since the latest round of ceasefire violations by Pakistan started on New Year Eve, officials had said, as per PTI.

Reacting to the firing by the Pakistani side, Border Security Force ​had said then that Pakistani troops were not accepting protest notes from India over ceasefire violations resulting in "no communication" between the two sides.

Director General of BSF, DK Patha had assetrted that India wants peace along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir but will retaliate strongly if fired upon.

"The last communication regarding flag meeting (to de-escalate the?tension) that we had was on January 1, when their sector command, their nodal officer spoke to our nodal officer and we talked about four-five times. Thereafter there has been no communication", Pathak had told reporters.

With PTI inputs