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Pakistani troops violate ceasefire at RS Pura sector

IANS 13 Aug 2014, 9:45:45 AM IST
Jammu: Pakistan Army on Wednesday morning opened fire at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district, an official said.

"Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire in Arnia area at RS Pura sector late on Tuesday night and on Wednesday morning," a police officer saod here.

The officer said the Pakistani army targeted three Border Security Force (BSF) posts - Pital Post, Kaku-de-Kothae and Tent Post.

"Pakistan firing started at 11.55 p.m. yesterday (Tuesday) night and stopped at 1 a.m. today (Wednesday)," the officer said.

The Pakistani army again resorted to firing at 3 a.m. local time Wednesday. The firing is still on.

The officer said the BSF has effectively retaliated the firing.

Army and intelligence agencies maintain firing by Pakistan is intended to facilitate infiltration of armed guerrillas into the Indian side of the border.