Jammu, Oct 24: Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire again with heavy firing and mortar shelling overnight that targeted nine Border Outposts (BoPs) of BSF and civilians areas in Samba district along IB, leaving a labourer injured. After over a month-long lull, Pakistani troops yesterday resumed the ceasefire violations along the international border, killing one civilian and injuring three so far. (Also Read:  JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik detained after trying to meet deceased trucker’s family in Jammu and Kashmir)

“Pak Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on BSF posts along IB in Samba sector from 2025 hours last night”, a BSF officer said here today, adding BSF troops carried out effective retaliation. The Rangers fired on nine BoPs of BSF along IB in areas between River Basantar and River Treva in Samba sector, he said, adding that they used 82, 82 and 51 mm mortar bombs at few places along IB.

BSF troops guarding the borderline retaliated resulting in exchanges which continued till 0220 hours today, he said, adding that there was no loss of life on Indian side but a civilian, who was working as a labourer in maintenance work near fence, was injured.

A civilian was killed and two others were injured last evening when Pakistani troops indulged in heavy firing along IB in Mangu Chak border outpost. The ceasefire violations, which became a routine, had stopped after the Director General (DG)-level talks between BSF and Pakistan Rangers on September 12.