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Pak troops open fire on BSF outpost again

October 02, 2009 02:56 IST

In the second incident of its kind in a fortnight, a Border Security Force outpost came under fire on Thursday night from across the International Border with Pakistan in R S Pura sector but there was no casualty on the Indian side, police officials said in Jammu.

The outpost at Abduliam was subjected to small arms fire from Ata post on the Pakistan-held territory at around 2130 hours, drawing retaliatory action by BSF, they said, adding that the intermittent exchange of fire continued well past midnight.

Police officials, however, could not say whether the firing from across the border was by militants or by Pakistani troops providing cover fire to facilitate infiltration bid by terrorists.

This is the second time in a fortnight that a BSF outpost was fired on from across the border in Jammu region. On September 18, an outpost had come under fire in Akhnoor sector.

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