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Pakistan Rangers target 8 Border Security Force outposts with mortar shells

Left with no option, BSF retaliated making Rangers to stop firing around 1 am.

By: Press Trust of India Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu |
Updated: February 9, 2015 11:47:03 am
ceasefire violations, border firing, LoC firing, firing across borders, pakistan india firing, Pakistan firing, india firing, Indian villages, Border outposts, pakistan rangers, BSF, pakistan attacks, heavy shelling, india news, pakistan news, indian express They targeted eight border outposts (BoPs) and some civilian areas, he said adding that Pakistani Rangers also fired 81 mm mortar shells.

After nearly a week long lull along the international border, Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in R S Oura and Arnia sectors on the Indian side till wee hours of Monday.

Official sources said that 14 Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked small arms fire and mortar shells at eight BSF posts around 10 pm. Pointing out that most of the affected BSF posts were located in R S Pura sector, sources said that Rangers fired 81 mm mortars.

Left with no option, BSF retaliated making Rangers to stop firing around 1 am.

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There has been no report of any loss of men or material so far, sources said.

Last month also, there had been various incidents of ceasefire violation by Pakistan in view of its Rangers providing cover fire to terrorists making attempts to sneak into Jammu Kashmir ahead of US President Barrack Obama’s visit to India to attend its Republic Day.

Nearly nine infiltration attempts were foiled were by BSF during that month.

However, Republic Day celebrations passed off peacefully in the same of intensified vigil and security measures of police, para military and security forces both in the hinterland and on the borders.

However, infiltration attempts from Pakistan sides continues, with officials saying that nearly 200 terrorists were waiting across the LoC looking for an opportunity to sneak into Jammu region.

Nearly 15 of the total 44 terrorist training camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) fall opposite Rajouri and Poonch districts.

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