State Times News Jammu: Pakistan Rangers on Wednesday opened fire on border out posts (BoPs) along the International Border in Samba-Kathua sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BSF officer said. The Rangers fired from small arms on BoPs in Hiranagar and Samba sectors from 0900 hours to 1100 hours, the officer told PTI. BSF troops guarding the borderline with Pakistan retaliated, resulting in exchanges, he said. There was no injury to anyone or any damage to property, he said. This is the second consecutive day that Pakistan Rangers have resorted to firing on BoPs along the IB in Samba-Hiranagar sectors.
Meanwhile, security forces have defused nine mortar shells fired by the Pakistan army from across the Line of Control (LoC), officials said.
Pakistani troops have been targeting civilian hamlets and forward posts along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts with small arms and mortar shelling, they said.
Nine mortar shells of 120 mm and 81 mm have been safely defused in the Balakote, Sandote and Basoni forward areas in the Mendhar sector, the officials said.
Some of these shells were found in village areas of the sector, they said.
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