<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Pakistani troops violated ceasefire on Monday in Bala Kote village of Mendhar sector in Poonch district and in Rajouri sector, said the army. The army was retaliating strongly, ANI reported.On Sunday, Pakistani Rangers had pounded BSF posts and civilian areas using small arms and mortars shells in continuous ceasefire violations along the International Border (IB) in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts, prompting BSF to retaliate. “Unprovoked” firings resumed along the International Border (IB) in RS Pura sector of Jammu district Sunday evening, after shelling stopped in the morning.There had been a calm on all the borders since 8am on Sunday after overnight firings along the IB in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts. Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts of Jammu region on Saturday night, a senior BSF officer said.On Friday, two civilians were killed and as many injured when Pakistan targeted civilian areas and forward India posts along the LoC and IB in Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Rajouri districts, following which Indian troops retaliated and killed 15 Pakistani soldiers. BSF said as per the ammunition used in firing and shelling it appeared that Pakistani Army was supporting Pakistani rangers along IB.On October 25, at least 2-3 Pakistani army men were believed to have been killed in retaliatory firing by Indian troops in the Noushera sector of Rajouri district. Over 60 ceasefire violations have taken place since surgical strikes by Indian Army on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
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