Pak troops violate ceasefire yet again
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Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2010, 21:38
Jammu: In the second ceasefire violation in as many days, Pakistani troops Monday fired at a forward outpost along the International Border (IB) in Jammu where the BSF foiled an infiltration bid by militants.

A mobile patrol party of BSF of Border Outpost at Abdullian in R S Pura Sector was fired upon by militants from across the border with the intention to infiltrate into Indian territory around 04:05 hours today, a BSF spokesman said here.

The jawans retaliated thus neutralising their designs to cross over to India for sabotage activities, he said, adding it was another desperate attempt by militants to cross over.

Official sources said that Pakistani troops also fired from their Suragpur post when Indian troops were fighting the militants.

They continued firing intermittently till 10:00 hours, which was also retaliated by BSF troops, they said.

Intermittent firing exchange between two sides also took place around 13:00 hours again.

There was no casualty on Indian side.

Senior BSF officers visited the area to take stock of the situation, they said.

Yesterday, two porters were killed and two jawans injured when Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions at Machhil sector in Jammu and Kashmir, violating the seven-year-old ceasefire on the Line of Control.


First Published: Monday, June 21, 2010, 21:38

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