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Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire in Jammu

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Jammu, Jan 28:

Pakistan Rangers overnight targeted Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the International Border in Jammu, a source said Wednesday.

(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 targeted some BSF outposts in R.S. Pura sector of the International Border at 9.30 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday),” a BSF source told IANS here.

“They used small weapons and automatics to target our positions,” the source said, adding India retaliated using similar calibre weapons.

“Firing exchanges between the two sides continued for nearly two hours. No casualty or damage has been reported from our side,” the source added.

There was calm on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir during the three-day stay of the US President Barack Obama in India.

The ceasefire violation by Pakistan came hours after Obama left for Saudi Arabia. (IANS)