Pak violates ceasefire along IB in Kathua


KATHUA: The Pakistan Rangers Tuesday violated ceasefire again, targeting border out posts at International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, promoting the BSF to retaliate effectively, a BSF official said.

However, no loss of life or any damage to property occurred in the small arms firing by them, he added.

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“From around 1600 hours onwards Tuesday, the Pakistan Ranges opened unprovoked intermittent firing of small arms towards the Indian side in Hirangar sector,” said the BSF PRO.

The BSF troops returned the fire which was localised to a limited stretch in Hiranagar sector, they said.

“No loss of life or damage of any kind occurred. The firing has stopped from both ends and no other area is affected as of now,” the PRO said.