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Pakistani troops on Wednesday violated the ceasefire twice by firing and shelling along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district and the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, prompting retaliation from the security forces.
Pakistan rangers resorted to small arms firing on Brahman Bella and Raipur border outposts along the border in Pargwal sector of the Akhnoor belt in Jammu from 1515 hours today, a police officer said.
At 1545 hours, Pak rangers also fired mortar shells along IB, he said adding that the BSF retaliated.
There was no loss of life or injury to any one so far, he said.
Till August 1, there were 285 such violations by the Pakistan Army, while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to Army figures.