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Pakistan resorts to unprovoked firing at international border


Jammu, June 2:

Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on Tuesday at Border Security Force (BSF) positions on the international border in Kathua district of Jammu region.

(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)“After violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement four times on the LoC (line of control) and the international border yesterday (Monday), Pakistan Rangers again resorted to unprovoked firing at BSF border outposts in Hiranagar sector today (Tuesday),” a senior police officer told IANS in Jammu.

“Pakistan firing started after 12 a.m. today (Tuesday) and lasted for nearly 15 minutes. BSF effectively retaliated to Pakistan firing.”

On Monday, one BSF trooper was critically injured in the same sector at the international border in an unprovoked Pakistan firing.

Pakistan army also violated ceasefire on the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Monday. (IANS)