According to a senior police officer, "Pakistani Rangers started unprovoked firing at three BSF posts on the International Border in Kathua district on Thursday morning. Pakistan firing stopped after the BSF retaliated effectively."

It may be mentioned here that Pakistan Rangers had fired three rounds of automatic gunfire at Pittal post of the BSF in Arnia area at 9 pm.

Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistani Rangers started firing in early morning hours using small arms and automatic weapons. However, BSF effectively retaliated. No casualty or damage had been reported on the Indian side.

On January 13, Pakistain Rangers used mortars and shelling target border outposts of the BSF in Samba district of the Jammu region.

It is worth mentioning that over 10,000 residents of border villages in Samba and Kathua districts were lodged in makeshift camps away from their homes following indiscriminate shelling of civilian habitations by Pakistan earlier this month.

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