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J&K: 5th ceasefire violation by Pak in a week, BSF jawan injured

In fifth incident of ceasefire violence within a week, a BSF jawan was on Saturday injured after Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts along the Indo-Pak border in Arnia sector of Jammu district.



Jammu: In fifth incident of ceasefire violence within a week, a BSF jawan was on Saturday injured after Pakistani troops opened fire on Indian posts along the Indo-Pak border in Arnia sector of Jammu district.

"There was a cross border heavy firing on Indian posts of Pindi and Pital along International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district around 1630 hours today," Deputy Inspector General (DIG), BSF, J S Oberoi, told PTI.

The heavy firing continued for over two hours and is intermittently going on, Oberoi said adding one BSF jawan was injured in the firing and has been hospitalised.

He is injured but his condition is stable, the DIG said.

BSF troops, guarding the borderline with Pakistan, effectively replied to the Pakistan firing, he said adding it is another ceasefire violation.

This is the fifth ceasefire violation in past one week.

On August 7, India has lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the International Border in the state in which two Jawans were injured.

Nearly 21 ceasefire violations have taken place this year followed by 51 cases in 2011, 44 cases of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir were registered in 2010 and 28 were in 2009.

PTI

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