JAMMU: Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire overnight by unprovoked firing on forwarding posts and villages along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said on Sunday.
The firing from across the border in Pansar, Manyari, and Karol Krishna in Hiranagar sector started around 9.50 pm on Saturday, prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Border Security Force (BSF), they said.
The officials said cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 4.15 am on Sunday, and added that there was no report of any casualty or damage on the Indian side.
Frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistani soldiers over the last eight months have rendered lives miserable in border villages.”The life is very difficult, and every night, we have to shift to underground bunkers due to Pakistani firing to save our lives,” Dharam Pal, a resident of Manyari village, said.
Pakistani Rangers opened fire at border outposts along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Monday. The firing from the Pakistani side in Pansar, Karol Krishna, and Gurnam border outposts started around 9:40 pm on Sunday, drawing effective retaliation from the Border Security Force (BSF) guarding the IB, the officials said.
The cross-border firing between the two sides continued till 3:10 am, forcing border residents to spend the night in underground bunkers.No casualty has been reported on the Indian side.