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Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Rajouri, Kathua; girl injured

News Agencies | First published: 28 October 2016, 10:45 IST
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Pakistani troops continued ceasefire violations today with firing and mortar shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC and international border in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts, leaving a girl injured.

The BSF and Army have responded "appropriately and befittingly", a defence spokesman said.

"There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Sunderbani, Pallanwala and Nowshera sectors of Rajouri and Jammu districts today," the spokesman said.

They used small arms, automatics, 82 mm mortars and 120 mm mortars in the firing and shelling, he said.

"They are being responded appropriately and befittingly. No casualties to our troops have been reported," he said.

Firing and shelling continued overnight along the international border.

"At 1720 hour yesterday, Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked heavy firing and shelling in Katgus Sector of Jammu which further spread to Hiranagar and Samba.

 
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