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Friday, May 20, 2011
Pak violates ceasefire for 4th time in a week
From IBN Live Press Trust Of India
May 19, 2011 Jammu: In the fourth ceasefire violation within a week, Pakistan Rangers targeted Indian positions by opening unprovoked firing along the international border in Jammu sector.
Pakistan rangers opened unprovoked firing from their forward areas of Sailkote district on the Border Out Posts at Kote-Kubba in Jammu's Arnia sub-sector, a senior BSF officer told PTI.
The firing took place twice between 9 pm on Wednesday night and 0100 hours on Thursday, and continued for over 30 to 35 minutes each time, he said, adding, BSF exercised restraint in their retaliatory action.
"There were two ceasefire violations two times," the officer said. "It was the 4th ceasefire in Past 6 days".
On May 14 and 15, Pakistani snipers fired on BOP Nikowal and on a patrolling party of BSF along the IB in Budhwar forward area of Suchetgarh sub-sector in two separate ceasefire violation incidents.
One BSF jawan identified as Jai Kishan of 193 battalion was killed in firing on 14th of May in firing at Budhwar post.
With Thursday's incident, there have already been over 7 incidents of firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the border in less than a month.
Earlier on May 5, there was a ceasefire violation when Pakistani troops had fired rockets on Indian position and opened indiscriminate firing along the Line of Control in Poonch district.
Two more such incidents took place along the LOC in Poonch on April 22 and 24.
BSF authorities have lodged a protest with the Pakistani Rangers at forward protests over ceasefire violations and firing incidents.