JAMMU: Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire along the international border (IB) by resorting to unprovoked firing and shelling on forward posts and villages in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The firing resulted in partial damage to some houses, but no injury has reported so far.
The latest ceasefire violation comes just a day after a 55-year-old villager was killed and two others injured when a shell exploded near a mosque in a similar breach of truce by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district.
Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire around 4am on Saturday, causing panic among residents of border villages, according to security sources. Border Security Force personnel retaliated effectively and the exchange of fire at Chakra village in Hiranagar sector of Kathua lasted for over two hours.
Pakistani Rangers fired 69 shells and 210 rounds to target forward posts and villages falling under the jurisdiction of Hiranagar police station in Kathua district. The sources said 52mm shells hit three houses, owned by Vijay Kumar, Om Parkash and Mohinder Lal, all residents of Chann Tanda, causing partial damage. “There has been no report of any casualty or injury so far,” a source said.


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