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Ahead of J&K polls, Pakistan violates ceasefire in Samba sector

Sources said that the firing on BSF post NHP-Khawara from across the international border started around 11.32 am.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: November 30, 2014 6:57:38 pm
Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said that govt continues to take all steps to safeguard India's territorial integrity and safety and security of people. BSF jawans in J&K.

Two days ahead of second phase of assembly elections in Jammu Kashmir, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms fire on a forward BSF position in Samba sector on Sunday.

Sources said that the firing on BSF post NHP-Khawara from across the international border started around 11.32 am. The BSF also retaliated and the exchange of fire was continuing.

There was no casualty or damage on the Indian side.

Significantly, the fresh incident of ceasefire violation gas come two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally in Udhampur said that terrorists across the border were nervous seeing huge turnout during first phase if assembly elections. A record over 70 per cent people GAD cast vote in seven assembly constituencies in the Valkey which went to polls during the first phase along with eight others across the state.

A day earlier, four terrorists from Pakistan had sneaked into adjoining Arnia sector and killed five civilians. During rwi day long encounter which concluded on Friday, army troops killed all the four terrorists.

However, during the fire fight with terrorists who were well entrenched in a bunker, three army men also lost their lives.

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