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Pakistan fires at BSF posts along LoC, 3 injured

Pakistan fires at BSF posts along LoC, 3 injured

| | 07 Oct 2014, 06:49 am
Jammu, Oct 7: At least three were injured in firing and shelling by Pakistani troopers on Tuesday at 40 BSF posts along the border in Jammu and Samba districts as the border tension escalated, said reports.

 Indian border men also retaliated to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan.

Exchanges are still continuing, said BSF.
The Pakistani firing started since last night. 
Earlier in a fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops occurred at  Kerni Sector in Jammu and Kashmir\'s Poonch district on Monday.

Union Minister of Defence Arun Jaitley on Monday gave a stern warning to Pakistan after ceasefire violations by saying that Indian armed forces are ready to retaliate with full force.

In the worst ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LOC in recent times, five villagers were killed and 29 people injured in heavy firing by Pakistani troops along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir after midnight on Sunday.

Two women and a 13-year-old girl were among those killed when Pakistan rangers resorted to firing at posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) and villages in the Arnia sub-sector of Jammu at around 1.30 am.

There was heavy mortar shelling and they fired automatic weapons.

Intermittent firing continues at Arnia and RS Pura sectors by the Pakistani soldiers.

Incidents of firing have also been reported in BG sector in Poonch sinceMonday morning.