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Pak troops fire at BSF outpost in Samba sector

Last updated on: December 22, 2009 00:34 IST

Indian border guards and Pakistani troops traded gunfire late Monday night near a forward Indian outpost in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir but there was no casualty on the Indian side.

Pakistani troops opened firing at around 2240 hours at Kandral border outpost along the international border, drawing retaliation from Border Security Forces personnel triggering intermittent exchange of fire, which was on well past midnight, police said.

There was no immediate report of casualty on the Indian side, they said.

This was the third cease-fire violation by Pakistan in a week.

In a pre-dawn attack yesterday, border outposts at Londi and Bobiya were targetted and at a flag meeting held on Monday, India lodged its protest against cease-fire violation.

On Saturday, one BSF jawan was killed and two others were injured in cross border firing at Kranti post near LOC in Poonch.

There have been 28 incidents of such ceasefire violations till November 25 by Pakistan along the Line of Control.

During the last four years there have been 129 incidents of ground ceasefire and 43 air space violations by Pakistan.  
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