Pakistan Rangers Target BSF Posts in Jammu, Indian Forces Retaliate

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Pakistan Rangers Target BSF Posts in Jammu, Indian Forces Retaliate

FILE: BSF personnel patrol a section of the International Border (Press Trust of India photo)

Jammu:  Pakistan Rangers targeted Border Security Force (BSF) posts on the International Border in unprovoked firing last night in Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

"Pakistan Rangers used mortars and automatic weapons to target three border outposts of the BSF in Samba district (of the Jammu region) yesterday (Monday)," a senior police officer told IANS.

"Pakistan shelling started at 8 p.m. The BSF retaliated effectively," the officer said.

"Firing exchanges continued till 11.35 p.m. No casualty or damage has so far been reported on our side," the officer added.

More than 10,000 residents of border villages in Samba and Kathua districts are lodged in makeshift camps following indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas by Pakistan earlier this month.


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