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Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Arnia sector, no casualties reported

Jammu: After a two-day lull in cross-border firing and shelling, Pakistani troops targeted Indian border outposts along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district on Thursday, a senior BSF officer said.

 Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Arnia sector, no casualties reported

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"Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing and later shelling in Arnia Sector, targeting BSF posts. The firing continued till this morning", the officer said, adding that Indian troops retaliated effectively.

"There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling", he said.

There had been continuous firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) between 13 September and 18 September.

A BSF jawan and a civilian were killed and 12 others injured in the shelling and firing by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Poonch districts during the period.

Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. Till 1 August, there have been 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures by the Indian Army.

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Updated Date: Sep 21, 2017 10:57:28 IST