5 injured, fuel dump damaged as Pakistan opens fire along LoC in Poonch

Srinagar Oct 3 (IANS) Two women and a man were injured in mortar and small arms firing from across the de facto boundary with Pakistan on Monday as border tension continued amid fresh ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Defence sources here said Pakistan Rangers fired indiscriminately using mortars and automatic weapons to target Indian border outposts in Akhnoor sector of the International Border in Jammu district. Indian border guards effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, they said. The intermittent fire exchanges continued in Akhnoor till noon.img-20161003-wa0017




Police said the militants with clear intent to enter the camp lobed over a dozen grenades before opening automatic gunfire at the outpost. The militants, however, managed to escape under the cover of darkness and a six-hour-long search to locate them yielded no result. Security forces recovered a GPS set, a compass and a wire cutter besides some ammunition from the shootout site. Inspector General (Kashmir) of the BSF Vikash Chandra said two militants were involved in the attack. “My boys from the spot confirmed that there were at least two terrorists who were firing at them,” he said. Security forces are now assessing as to how the militants managed to reach the outpost of the camp since it is situated in a highly secured area of Baramulla town.



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