One civilian has been killed in Pargwal sector of Jammu and Kashmir in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops on Tuesday morning.
Targeting 12 border out-posts (BoPs) Pakistani troops resorted to firing and mortar shelling along the International Border.
BSF troops retaliated resulting in exchange of fire, which was still going on when last reports came.
A BSF spokesman said, “Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing of small arms and mortar shells on BoPs along IB in Kanachak and Pargwal sectors of Jammu district from 0540 hours”.
They targeted 12 BoPs along IB in these sectors, he said.
The violation occurred after an infiltration bid was foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF) in the region.
There were two ceasefire violations on August 1.
Pakistani Rangers had resorted to firing of mortar bombs on border outposts along the International Border in R S Pura sector in Jammu district on Saturday night.
Pakistani Rangers also violated the ceasefire by resorting to small arms firing and mortar shelling on 3 BoPs along the IB in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district on Sunday.
There were 18 ceasefire violations along the Indo-Pak border in July in which four persons, including three jawans, were killed and 14 others injured.
With agency input