3 ceasefire violations in 3 days

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Jammu:  There was heavy exchange of fire between the militants and the BSF after an infiltration bid was foiled in the Samba sector of Jammu. The firing that started on Monday evening at the Kandral border outpost in Jammu's Samba sector went on intermittently through the night.

This was the third ceasefire violation in the last one week.

The BSF said a major infiltration bid was foiled, and while there were no casualties on the Indian side, some militants were injured. But they managed to escape to the Pakistan side of the border.

The BSF is now lodging a strong protest with the Pakistani authorities.

"One or two militants must have suffered injuries, the situation at the moment is under control and peaceful," said A K Surulia, IG, BSF.

On Saturday, one BSF jawan was killed and two injured in cross-border firing at the Kranti post near the Line of Control in Poonch.

"Pakistan is trying to send in large numbers of militants just before the snow blocks the passes on the higher reaches," said J&K DGP, Kuldeep Khuda.

It was yet another infiltration bid foiled on the border; the BSF now say they will come up with an elaborate mechanism of border management, but whether that will serve the purpose is the question.


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