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Pakistan provokes again, ceasefire violated in J&K

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 13:28

Zee Media Bureau/Tarun Khanna

Jammu: In yet another ceasefire violation along the Indo-Pak border, Pakistani troops carried out unprovoked firing at Mendar district of Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

The exchange of fire, which began at 9:00 am today, continues between the Indian and Pakistani soldiers.

Early today, the Pakistani Army began firing at two BSF posts Arania area of RS Pura from 3:00 am till 5:00 am.

Scared families from the nearby villages have come out of their houses after hearing repeated gunshots.

The Border Security (BSF) retaliated with equal calibre weapons. Fortunately, there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

Meanwhile, accusing Pakistan of violating ceasefire over and again, NCP leader Majid Memon said that Pakistan must make its stand clear on relations with India.

Since the Narendra Modi Government took oath on May 26, the Pakistan Army has violated the 2003 ceasefire agreement several times.

During his two-day visit to J&K, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had said that the firing from across the border must stop as the ceasefire is in itself "a Confidence Building Measure".

Two BSF personnel, including an officer, were killed while four others injured when militants opened fired at their vehicle near the Awantipora IAF airfield in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

First Published: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 09:37

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