Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Arnia sector; BSF retaliates

Jammu, May 21: In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Monday fired mortar shells on border outposts at several places in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector, prompting retaliation by the BSF personnel guarding the International Border.

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The mortar firing from across the border started around 0700 hours in Arnia sector of Jammu and was still continuing when the reports last came in, a senior BSF official told PTI.

“Three border outposts are under fire from the Pakistani Rangers and the personnel deployed there are also retaliating to silence the Pakistani guns,” the official said.
“However, there is no immediate report of any casualty,” he said.

On Sunday night, Pakistani troops fired small arms and mortars, targeting Narayanpur area of Ramgarh sector in Samba district, hours after “pleading” with the BSF to stop firing, after being pounded with heavy artillery that left a trooper dead across the border.

The BSF also released a 19-second thermal-imagery footage, showing the destruction of a Pakistani picket across the border, in retaliation to the unprovoked firing and shelling along the IB.

The BSF has lost two of its jawans in the latest round of unprovoked firing along the IB in Jammu region since May 15.

Sourced from The Tribune

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