Jammu, 21 Oct (PTI): Pakistani troops shelled mortars and opened heavy fire on 10 Border Outposts (BoP) along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, leaving two security personnel injured.
“They are firing round-the-clock on our posts and patrolling persons to inflict casualties,” an injured BSF jawan said at GMC hospital.
The mortar shelling could be heard throughout the night in the outskirts of Jammu city. There was firing and shelling on eight posts in RS Pura forward area along the international border in Jammu district on 20 October 20.
There has continuous and daily firing along the 190-km-long international border in Jammu, Samba and Kathua sectors, besides LOC areas in Poonch since 14 August. There were nearly 140 ceasefire violations reported this year, the highest in the last eight years.
In the backdrop of the increased ceasefire violations, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will visit forward areas along the border to review the security situation on 22 October.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the Centre will have to look at other options if Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire.