Early morning on Thursday witnessed ceasefire violation from the Pakistani troops in Bhimer Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri and in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district. According to ANI, Pakistani forces fired around 25 rounds of small weapons and 2 small mortars in Hiranagar sector.
Defence spokesman, lieutenant colonel, Manish Mehta told IANS, “The troops violated bilateral ceasefire in Bhimber Ghali (BG) sector of the LoC. They used mortars to target our positions.” The shelling stopped at 3.30 a.m., however small arms and automatic gunfire exchanges continued, Mehta added. The Indian troops retaliated the violations and as of now, there are no reports of any casualties.
Detail checking revealed that it (firing at IB in Kathua) was an attempted forced infiltration bid by a group of 6 terrorists, foiled, said BSF. At least six intruders were hiding, waiting for a chance to infiltrate. Pakistani troops opened fire to give them cover for crossing the border, but BSF jawans immediately returned the fire, forcing intruders to flee back to Pak side, said BSF officials.