Pak troops target two border outposts in Jammu, civilians injured
JAMMU: Violating the ceasefire for the 14th time in
the past 12 days, Pakistani troops on Friday targeted two border out posts
(BoPs) and border hamlets injuring a villager and damaging some houses along
the International Border in Jammu sector drawing retaliation from Indian
Pakistani Rangers resorted to indiscriminate and
unprovoked firing on two BoPs along IB in RS Pura sub-sector of Jammu district
around 0100 hours, a BSF officer said. BSF troops guarding two BoPs along IB,
took positions and responded with equal calibre weapons which resulted in
intermittent exchange of fire, which continued till 0500 hrs.
Pak troops fired mortar bombs which hit several houses
in border villages in R S Pura in which one Harnam Singh of Biju village was
injured, triggering panic and fear in the area. This is the 14th ceasefire
violation along the Indo-Pak border during the past 12 days, and the 16th
ceasefire violation in August.
On August 20, Pakistani troops had violated the
ceasefire twice in Mangalnarh forward belt of Rajouri's Manjakote sub-sector
and Hamirpur sub-sector of Poonch district. On August 19, Pakistani troops had
violated the ceasefire twice by resorting to firing at Indian forward posts
along the LoC in Hamirpur sub-sector of Poonch district.
On the intervening night of August 17 and 18,
Pakistani troops resorted to heavy night-long mortar shelling and firing in
Arnia and R S Pura sub-sectors of Jammu district, in which one villager was
Pakistan troops had violated the ceasefire twice on
August 17 by resorting to heavy firing with automatic and small arms along
Arnia sub-sector along IB and Hamirpur sub-sector along Line of Control in
Jammu and Poonch districts.
On August 14, Pakistani troops had resorted to
unprovoked small arms and automatic weapons firing on Indian posts in Poonch
district. There were two other violations in Balakote and Hamirpur sectors in
Poonch on August 14.
On August 13, Pakistani troops had violated the
ceasefire by resorting to firing on forward posts along LoC in Poonch district,
in which one jawan was injured. Pakistan violated the ceasefire on August 12 by
firing on 5 BoPs and civilian areas along the IB in Jammu district.
On August 11, two BSF jawans were among four persons
injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Arnia and RS Pura belts
of Jammu district and on August 10, Pak violated ceasefire along LoC in Poonch
Authorities today asked Jammu border residents to keep
indoors at night along Indo-Pak border in view of the Pak shelling.