Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire by targeting forward posts and villages with small arms firing along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday. The firing from across the border in Manyari-Chorgali area in Hiranagar sector was unprovoked and started around 7.30 pm on Friday and continued intermittently throughout the night, the officials said.
They said the Border Security Force (BSF) retaliated effectively.
There was no report of any casualty or damage in the Pakistani firing which ended around 4.15 am on Saturday morning, the officials said.
On Tuesday, a woman was killed when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Poonch sector by resorting to unprovoked firing on Indian posts.
Earlier on October 6, Pakistan had targeted forward posts and villages along the International border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in three districts of Jammu and Kashmir. However, there was no report of any casualty in the Pakistani firing which took place along the IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district, along the LoC in Digwar area of Poonch district and Nowshera and Laam in Rajouri district.
This year, according to officials, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC over 2,000 times, leaving 21 Indians dead and scores injured. India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries to maintain peace along the LoC and the International Border.