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Five hours of intermittent firing at International Border

Five hours of intermittent firing at International Border (File) Representational image

The Border Security Force (BSF) retaliated a fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on the International Border (IB) in Jammu district's R.S. Pura sector on Saturday night, officials said on Sunday.

No one suffered injuries in over five hours of intermittent firing that started from the Pakistan side between 9.15 pm on Saturday and 3 am on Sunday.

"It was fire of small arms as well as mortar shells in small quantity but not effective. BSF retaliated appropriately," BSF spokesperson Subhendu Bhardwaj told IANS.

The official said Pakistan also started firing with small arms and mortar at around 2 am in Hiranagar and Samba Sector which continued till 8 am intermittently.

"So far no loss and injury of BSF personnel or civil has been reported," the officer said.   

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