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Pakistani Rangers fire at BSF posts along international border in R S Pura

Express News Service | Jammu | Posted: August 22, 2014 8:46 am | Updated: August 22, 2014 10:47 am

In the early hours of Friday morning, Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing along the international border in R S Pura sector.

Official sources said that Pakistani firing started around 12.45 am on two BSF posts. They also fired mortar shells forcing the BSF to retaliate.

The firing from across the border stopped by 6 am. However, there was no damage or casualty on the Indian side, sources added.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Pakistani troops had resorted to small arms and automatic weapons fire along the Line of Control in Hamirpur area of Rajouri district. A mosque and two houses were damaged at forward village Mangalnarh in firing from across the LoC.

People living near the international border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors have been advised by police to switch off their lights and stay indoors after sunset to avoid getting caught in firing by Pakistan.

There has been spurt in incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the borders after India called off foreign secretary level talks in protest over Pakistan High Commissioner’s meeting with separatist leaders from Kashmir.

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