Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Hiranagar, targets civilian areas


The Pakistan Rangers on Saturday night violated the ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing, which continued till 5.30 am on Sunday, in the Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district.

Civilian areas were targeted and the firing was retaliated by the Border Security Force (BSF). The incident came a day after an Army jawan was killed when Pakistan resorted to firing and shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Rajouri district.

Two jawans were also injured in Akhnoor sector of Jammu district after Pakistan resorted to shelling. “Today, the ceasefire violation took place in Nowshera sector from 5.50 am to 7.30 am,” a defence official said on Friday.



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