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[Just in ] Third ceasefire violation by Pak in 24 hours, 3 civilians injured in RS Pura

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 July 2015, 20:34 IST

Pakistan Rangers opened fire at five BSF border posts in RS Pura and Shahpur sector of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on 16 July. Three civilians are reported to be injured.

This comes a day after another ceasefire violation in Akhnoor that had led to the death of a civilian woman and injured six, including two BSF jawans.

India registers protest with Pak

After Wednesday's attack, Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan took up the issue with Pakistan.

He said: "We are disappointed at the developments which have taken place this morning? There was major ceasefire violation committed by Pakistani forces in Akhnoor sector which led to casualties in India. I spoke to the (Pak) foreign secretary this morning and again in the afternoon? The ceasefire violation has led to the death of a civilian woman in Akhnoor."

Media reports suggest that India again raised the issue with the Pakistani authorities after the latest instance of ceasefire violation and objected to the continued attack on civilians.

Surge in attacks ahead of PM's visit to J&K on Eid

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu on 17 July, Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire twice on 15 July in Akhnoor followed by another round of firing and mortar shelling today (16 July). It was the seventh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops this month.

(With inputs from PTI)

First published: 16 July 2015, 20:34 IST
 
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