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Pakistan targets 6 border outposts, fired mortar shells along IB in Jammu

Jammu, July 6: In continued ceasefire violations, Pakistani troops resorted to night-long firing and mortar shelling targeting six Border Out Posts (BoPS) along Indo-Pak border in Jammu district, forcing BSF to retaliate effectively.

"Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing and mortar shelling targeting six BoPs along International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district throughout the night", a BSF officer said.

They used small arms and also fired 82 mm mortar shells targeting BoPs in the sector triggering panic among villagers located along the borderline, the officer said.

BSF troops, guarding the borderline with Pakistan, took position and?retaliated, resulting in exchanges which stopped at around 5 AM today, he said, adding that there was no firing since then.

There was no loss of life or damage to the property in the firing exchanges, he said, adding the situation is being monitored and troops have been alerted.

There were three ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops during past 12 hours along International border in Jammu sector. 

Yesterday, Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on BoPs along IB in Arnia sector of Jammu district from 18:52 hours to 18:55 hours by firing 25 to 30 rounds.

The firing by Pakistani Rangers resumed at 19:15 hours and the exchange between Pakistani Rangers and BSF troops continued for over 80 minutes and stopped at 20:35, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing.

Firing again erupted and was continuing intermittently till last reports came in from the area, the officer said.

Earlier, Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire and fired at two BoPs along IB in R S Pura sector of Jammu district on June 22.

In Kashmir valley, there was heavy firing by the Pakistani troops on forward posts along LoC in Nowgam belt of Macchail sector in Kupawara last night.

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