Pak violates ceasefire along IB in Arnia

Pak violates ceasefire along IB in Arnia

Pakistani rangers today violated ceasefire by resorting to brief firing along the international border in Jammu's Arnia sub-sector, just hours after it was hit by a terror strike.

"There was a few rounds of firing from Pakistani side on our positions in Pital border outpost area in Arnia sub-sector today," a senior BSF officer said.

BSF troops, however, observed calm and did not retaliate, he said, adding, there were no reports of any casualty.

In a terror strike on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu, militants wearing combat uniform attacked two army bunkers close to border in Arnia yesterday leaving 11 people including three civilians and as many army men dead in a fierce gun battle with security forces.

Modi is due to address a rally today in Udhampur district, which is 100 km from Arnia. The attack also coincided with the SAARC summit in Kathmandu attended by Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

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