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Pak ceasefire violation; one civilian injured

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 August 2015, 11:16 IST

A civilian was injured in a fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers on the intervening night of 17-18 August.

The civilian has beenidentified as Subhash Chander (38) who had received a bullet injury in his leg in R.S. Pura sector, Jammu and Kashmir. After the injury he was taken to a local hospital and has been shifted to Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu.

Reportedly Pakistan Rangers had targeted BSF border outposts, with automatics and small arms, in Suchetgarh area of the international border late night on 17 August.

Following the ceasefire violation the BSF also retaliated and firing exchanges continued in the area till early morning of 18 August.

There have been repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the over 110 kms long borderline in Poonch, Sujiyan, Balakote, Hamirpur, Mandi sectors in Poonch district and Manjakote sector in Rajouri district between 15 and 16 August

On Independence Day, five civilians, including a sarpanch were killed and five others injured in heavy firing and mortar bomb shelling by Pakistani troops at several Indian posts and civilian areas.

Last month, there were 19 ceasefire violations in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.

(with inputs from PTI)

First published: 18 August 2015, 11:16 IST