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India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on border

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Jammu, Aug 1:

India and Pakistan traded heavy fire on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday after Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at BSF positions.

(FILES) In this picture taken on August 19, 2005, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel take part in a patrol along the border with Bangladesh, in the Fulbari district in the north-eastern state of West Bengal.  Indian security forces shot dead two Bangladeshi border guards while they were patrolling along the country's northwestern frontier, an official said July 18, 2008. Bangladesh Rifles chief Major General Shakil Ahmed told AFP the two guards suddenly came under attack by the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) at midnight.   AFP PHOTO/STR/FILES (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)“Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at BSF (Border Security Force) outposts in Pargwal and Kana Chak areas of Jammu district today (Saturday) morning,” a police officer told IANS.

“They used automatic weapons and heavy machine guns. We retaliated effectively using same calibre weapons,” he added.

The exchanges are under way in the area.

Before the firing exchanges began, BSF personnel defused a bomb on the Indian side in Pallanwalla area of Akhnoor sector in the district. (IANS)

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