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Pak violates ceasefire, fires at Poonch outpost

Violating the ceasefire for the seventh time this month, Pakistani troops fired on a forward defence location along the border in Jammu sector late last night, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.



Jammu: Violating the ceasefire for the
seventh time this month, Pakistani troops fired on a forward
defence location along the border in Jammu sector late last
night, drawing retaliation from Indian troops.

Pakistani troops targeted the Chak Phagwari Border Out
Post (BoP) in Pargawal sub-sector, 20 kms from here, with
mortars and small arms fire around 2200 hours last night, BSF
officials said Tuesday.

Indian troops guarding the border retaliated and the
firing continued for over two-and-a-half hours intermittently.

"It ended late in the night and there was no casualty
or injury to anyone in the firing", they said.

BSF officials said the issued would be raised with
Pakistani Rangers and a protest will be registered with them
at a flag meeting.

This was the seventh ceasefire violation by Pakistan
along the LoC and International Border in less than three week
time in July this year.

Of these, four such violations have taken places in
Chak Phagwari forward belt along the Indo-Pak Border in Jammu
sector when Pakistani troops fired on BSF patrol parties and
BOPs killing two BSF jawans.

PTI

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