BSF troops gave a befitting reply by responding strongly with equal caliber weapons to Pakistan's firing which resulted in heavy exchange of fire, which continued till 07:00 am, a BSF officer said.
    
"Pakistani Rangers resorted to heavy firing of small and automatic weapons and shelling of mortars bombs on 35 to 40 BoPs and civilian areas along IB in Arnia and RS Pura sub-sectors of Jammu district from 09:30 pm last night" the officer said.
    
This is the first time that Pakistani Rangers have extended the ceasefire violation to Samba district.
    
Pakistan targeted BoPs and Border hamlets along IB in Arnia, RS Pura, Kanachak, Akhnoor sub-sectors of Jammu district and Ramgarh sector of Samba district.

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As per the official reports, Pakistan also targeted 24 Border villages throughout the night till Monday morning.

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Ceasefire violation continue along Line of Control, international border
40 Border out Posts, 24 villages along international border has been targeted this time
This is the first time that Pakistani Rangers have extended the ceasefire violation to Samba district
Pakistan targeted BoPs and Border hamlets along IB in Arnia, RS Pura, Kanachak, Akhnoor sub-sectors of Jammu district and Ramgarh sector of Samba district
There have been 21 ceasefire violations in less than a fortnight and 23 in the month of August
Since July 16, there have been 33 ceasefire violations

"Although there was no human loss, three civilians have been injured in Pak shelling. They included two people in Flora village and and one in Khothar besides injuries to cattle in Jora Farm area in RS Pura belt", Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), RS Pura, Devender Singh said.

Pakistani rangers rained 52-mm and 82-mm mortar shells apart from using LMGs, MMGs and automatic weapons on at least 40 BoPs and 24 border hamlets triggering panic and fear among the people living along the border in Jammu and Samba districts.
    
There have been 21 ceasefire violations in less than a fortnight and 23 in the month of August.
    
 Since July 16, there have been 33 ceasefire violations.
    
Meanwhile, BJP national president Amit Shah and MoS PMO Jitendra Singh are visiting people who have migrated from border hamlets and are put up in safe shelters in RS Pura on Monday.

 

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