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Pakistan continues ceasefire violations; 3 injured

Jammu: Pakistani troops heavily shelled 15 border outposts (BOPs) and hamlets along the International Border (IB) overnight, leaving three persons injured, one of them seriously in Jammu district. BSF troops retaliated and intermittent firing and mortar shelling was continuing when last reports came in. “After heavy firing, Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy mortar shelling in Arnia and parts of RS Pura sectors of Jammu district overnight”, a BSF Spokesman said on Sunday.

Earlier last night, “flat trajectory weaponry fire came at 2010 hours in our area of Operation in three BoPs along International Border (IB) in Arnia sector of Jammu district”, he said. Pakistani troops also shelled several border hamlets in these areas, in which, three persons were injured, one of them critically in Jabowal village along the IB, District Magistrate, Jammu, Ajeet Kumar Sahu told PTI.

 The critically injured person has been shifted to Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu for specialised treatment, he said, adding “firing and shelling is going on when the reports last came this morning”. The shelling hit Arnia town besides villages of Kuku-Da Kothay, Mahasha kothe, Jabowal, Treva, Chingia, Alla, Sie, Chenaz and Devigarh.

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