India's Border Security Force: Pakistani troops violate ceasefire yet again

The authorities have ordered the closure of schools and advised people to shift to safer places. (Representative Image) Photograph:( AFP )

WION Jammu and Kashmir India Oct 26, 2016, 08.34 PM (IST)

On Wednesday, Pakistan once again violated ceasefire in the R S Pura sector along the border in Jammu, injuring one Border Security Force officer. 

The Indian Army said Pakistan Rangers have pounded civilian areas and Indian paramilitary posts in two sectors, R S Pura and Arnia, with heavy mortar and small arms fire. 

"At 2035 hours, Pakistani troops from two posts started firing flat trajectory weapons in the areas of RS Pura," deputy inspector general of BSF, Jammu frontier, Dharmendra Pareek said.

"Assistant sub-inspector of BSF A K Upadhayay was injured when a shell exploded near him in RS Pura sector. He received splinter injures to his hand," a BSF spokesman said.

He said the BSF gave a "befitting reply" to the Pakistani fire and gunfire was underway. No casualty had been reported, but the authorities have ordered the closure of schools and advised people to shift to safer places. 

"In the wake of the heavy firing, border residents are migrating to safer locations. Whenever there is a lull, they leave their houses to shift to either safe camps or to their relatives houses in safer locations," he said. 

(WION with inputs from agencies)