Watch: BSF destroys Pakistan firing positions, fuel dump in retaliatory firing

(Representative image) Photograph:( PTI )

WION Web Team Jammu Jan 22, 2018, 02.18 PM (IST)

Tensions have soared along the India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir, as the Border and Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers exchanged cross-border gunfire on Monday. 

The Border Security Force (BSF) said that it retaliated against ceasefire violations by Pakistan and destroyed its firing posts at several locations along the International Border (IB) in the region.

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"BSF is giving suitable and pin-pointed retaliation to an unprovoked fire by Pakistani forces from across the IB in Jammu. At several locations, the enemy's firing positions, ammunition and fuel dump have been destroyed by the precision firing of the border guarding force personnel," said a BSF spokesperson.

The BSF has fired over 9,000 rounds of mortar shells in the past four days as part of “pinpointed” retaliatory action against Pakistan’s unprovoked firing, officials said.

The spokesperson also released two small video clips purportedly showing the destruction of the fuel dump.

Twelve people, including five security personnel, have been killed and over 60 others injured in Pakistani firing from across the border in Jammu since Thursday. 

(With inputs from PTI)