Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K's Akhnoor district, firing still on

Last night's violation is the fifth ceasefire violation in September 2016 and the third in the past 36 hours.? Photograph:( Getty )

Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Oct 01, 2016, 02.48 AM (IST)

Pakistan rangers violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor district in the early hours today, according to multiple media reports.

Heavy mortar shells were fired at 4 AM in the Pallanwala sector. There have been no casualties or injuries.

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The Pakistani forces had opened fire at the Border Security Forces (BSF), the primary border guarding force of India, at 10 AM on Friday. 

According to PTI, this is the fifth ceasefire violation in September 2016 and the third in the past 36 hours. 

The spurt in ceasefire violations comes a day after the Indian Army carried out “surgical strikes” along the Line of Control (LoC) on militant launchpads, killing 38 terrorists. 

(WION with inputs from PTI)