Jammu: A BSF soldier was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops today along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
According to unconfirmed reports, a Pakistani ranger was killed in the retaliatory action.
"Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing on a forward border out post (BoP) along the IB (International Border) in Bobiya area of Hiranagar sector in the district at 0945 hours today," BSF officer said, adding the Indian troops retaliated.
Pakistani troops used small arms, automatic weapons and 82 mm mortars bombs to target Indian positions, he said. Indian and Pakistani troops are exchanging fire for past four days in the sector.
"BSF troops guarding the borderline took positions and retaliated, resulting in the exchange which continued for over 15 minutes," he said, adding one BSF soldier was injured in the firing.
With this, the number of ceasefire violations along the International Border and the Line of Control in the state after surgical strikes by the Indian Army Pakistan Occupied Kashmir has risen to 31.
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