A youth was killed when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by targeting border out posts and border hamlets by resorting to firing and mortar shelling along the International Border in Jammu district today.
The firing began at 5:40 am today. BSF troops retaliated resulting in exchange of fire, which was still going on when last reports came.
A BSF spokesman said, "Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing of small arms and mortar shells on BoPs along IB in Kanachak and Pargwal sectors of Jammu district". They targeted 12 BoPs along IB in these sectors, he said.
As per reports, some mortar shells also landed in civilian areas triggering panic in Kanachak and Pargwal forward areas.
On August 2 and 3, Pakistani troops had violated the ceasefire four times by resorting to small arms firing in forward posts along LoC in Krishnagati, Mandi, Balakote and Pallanwala sectors of Poonch and Jammu districts.
There were two ceasefire violations on August one.
There have been 18 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border in July in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops targeted 12 border outposts (BoPs) by resorting to firing and mortar shelling along the International Border in Jammu district.