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Pakistan violates ceasefire twice in 10 hours in J-K,BSF jawan injured

Pakistani troops indulged in heavy weapons and RPG firing on an Indian post in Poonch.

Written by PTI | Poonch | Updated: April 9, 2014 2:56:13 pm

One BSF jawan was injured when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice in the space of 10 hours today by targeting Indian posts along the Indo-Pak border in Poonch and Kathua districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistani troops used mortars,RPGs and heavy machine guns leading to heavy firing exchanges,officers of the Army and BSF said.

With these two incidents today,the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in July rose to six.

“There was small arms firing by the Pakistan Rangers on forward Kothay border outpost (BoP) in Kathua district around 5 PM today”,a BSF officer said.

In the firing,one Head Constable Baljeet Singh of 68 Battalion suffered injuries and was hospitalised,he said,adding the BSF troops took positions and fired back resulting in heavy exhanges which continued tonight.

Pakistani troops earlier in the day targeted Indian posts by firing rocket projectile grenades (RPGs) and heavy machine guns along LoC in Doda Battalion forward area in Poonch district since 0730 hours.

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