BSF man injured as Pakistan violates ceasefire

The ceasefire violation in Poonch took place in the same area where Army had foiled an infiltration attempt a few days ago.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Published:June 2, 2015 2:42 am

Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing on forward Indian positions along the LoC and the International Border (IB) thrice in 24 hours, injuring a BSF personnel in Jammu region.

This is the first instance of ceasefire violation after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar last week visited forward areas of the state, including Poonch, sources said.

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Pakistani troops first resorted to firing from across the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch around midnight Sunday. The firing continued for half an hour and  restarted at 6 am. They also resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian positions along the IB in Hiranagar on Monday at around 11.20 am, and BSF constable A K Rabha was injured in the firing. The ceasefire violation in Poonch took place in the same area where Army had, a few days ago, foiled an infiltration attempt and killed a militant.

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