Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, targets villages; no reports of casualties so far

Border Security Force retaliated effectively, and the exchange of fire, which started around 4 am at Chakra village

Press Trust of India February 15, 2020 14:31:28 IST
Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, targets villages; no reports of casualties so far
  • Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing along international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua

  • Border Security Force retaliated effectively, and the exchange of fire, which started around 4 am at Chakra village

  • There was no report of any casualty on the Indian side, the officials said

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Saturday violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on forward posts and villages along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district early on Saturday, officials said.

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmirs Kathua targets villages no reports of casualties so far

Representational image. PTI

The Border Security Force retaliated effectively, and the exchange of fire, which started around 4 am at Chakra village in Hiranagar sector, lasted for over two-and-a-half hours, according to the officials.

There was no report of any casualty on the Indian side, the officials said, adding that the Pakistan Rangers also fired dozens of mortars.

The latest ceasefire violation by Pakistan comes a day after a villager was killed and four were injured along the Line of Control in Shahpur sector of Poonch district.

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