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Pak violates ceasefire in Samba, targets BoP

Pak violates ceasefire in Samba, targets BoP
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After a brief lull of three days, Pakistan today again resorted to firing from across the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir in yet another act of ceasefire violation.

Jammu: After a brief lull of three days, Pakistan today again resorted to firing from across the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir in yet another act of ceasefire violation.

"Pakistan Rangers resorted to small arms firing at Narainpur BoP along IB in Ramgarh sector of Samba district at around 1030 hours on Wednesday," Ramgarh Station House Officer (SHO), Satesh Kumar, told PTI. Confirming the ceasefire violation, a BSF spokesman said that Indian troops had retaliated to the Pakistani firing in brief exchanges.

"There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing," the spokesman added.

The latest ceasefire violation comes 72 hours after the last instance of firing from across the border by the neighbouring country's troops on the night of October 19 in Pargwal sector of Jammu district.

No sweets will be exchanged this Diwali," said MF Farooqui, deputy inspector general, Border Security Forces, or BSF, which mans the gates at Attari.

The exchange of sweets at the border during festivals is an age-old tradition but the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan have soured the relationship. On Eid, the guards on both sides of the border kept their distance. The gates had been kept closed. The Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of PM Narendra Modi's Diwali visit to the state.

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