Srinagar: Defying India's tough stand, Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing at five Border Security Force (BSF) posts in Jammu's Hiranagar sector along the International Border (IB) on Tuesday.
The fresh round of shelling comes a day after Pak troops violated ceasefire by targeting border posts in Kathua and Samba sectors killing one Army jawan, drawing retaliation from the BSF.
According to reports, soon after today's fresh ceasefire violation, BSF troops retaliated to Pakistani firing. However, there was no loss of life or injury to anyone. There was no firing by Pakistan Rangers from night of January 3 till January 4 evening.
Amid ceasefire violations, BSF Director General DK Pathak earlier in the day visited Jammu to pay tributes to Constable Devender Singh who was martyred in the recent ceasefire violation in Samba sector and said that India will not do anything to disturb peace along the border in Jammu and Kashmir but will retaliate to any aggression by Pakistan.
He further said that intelligence reports indicate that a large number of militants could be waiting to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, residents of border villages continue to leave for safer areas in view of the latest round of ceasefire violations by Pakistan since New Year eve.
There was firing on Bobiyan and Pansar forward areas along International Border in Kathua district since Sunday night. Over 3,500 people have migrated from border villages in Samba and Kathua districts.
Around 2,500 people have migrated from 11 villages in Kathua after shelling from across international border. 1800 people are in relief camps.