Kathua, February 15
Pakistan targeted the Indian forward posts and villages along the international border in the Hiranagar sector of the district with small firearms and mortars on Friday morning, forcing the Border Security Force (BSF) to retaliate in equal measure.
According to police sources, Pakistan opened unprovoked fire from their Papuchak post being manned by 25 Chenab Rangers (Pak Rangers) and fired 210 rounds of small firearms and mortars targeting Indian forward posts and villages along the international border around 4 am on Friday morning.
The BSF’s 19 Battalion, guarding the border, retaliated from their Chadwan post to silence the Pakistan guns. The exchange of fire continued till 6.15 am, the sources said.
The police said there was no report of loss of life or injury on the Indian side but two dish antennas and three water tanks on roofs of houses of Vijay Kumar, Om Prakash and Mohinder Lal, all residents of Chann Tanda village, were damaged in the Pak shelling and firing.
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