In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions along international border in R S Pura sector last night.
Pointing out that the Rangers targeted two border outposts apparently in a bid to push in terrorists to the Indian side, sources said that BSF also retaliated. The firing stopped after sometime.
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Significantly, there has been spurt in incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan since last month. Ever Since the beginning of current month, sources said there have been firing of two-three rounds of firing from Pakistan side on alternate days.
These incidents of firing have come amidst reports about a large number of terrorists having assembled at launching pads waiting for an opportunity to cross over to the Indian side.
On June 1, a BSF personnel was injured in firing by Pakistani along the international border in Hiranagar sector. Identified as constable A K Rabha, he was hospitalized with bullet wounds in both his legs.
Earlier during wee hours of the same day, Pakistani troops had resorted to firing from across the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch. The firing had taken place in the same area where army troops had a few days ago foiled an infiltration attempt by killing a terrorist.