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BSF outpost faces firing from Pakistan border

BSF outpost faces firing from Pakistan border

This is the second time in a fortnight that a BSF outpost was fired on.

Jammu: In the second incident of its kind in a fortnight, a BSF outpost on Wednesday night came under fire from across the International Border with Pakistan in R S Pura sector but there was no casualty on the Indian side, police officials in Jammu said.

The outpost at Abduliam was subjected to small arms fire from Ata post on the Pakistan-held territory at around 2130 hours, drawing retaliatory action by BSF, they said adding the intermittent exchange of fire continued well past midnight.

Police officials, however, could not say whether the firing from across the border was by terrorists or by Pakistani troops providing cover fire to facilitate infiltration bid by terrorists.

This is the second time in a fortnight that a BSF outpost was fired on from across the border in Jammu region.

On September 18, an outpost had come under fire in Akhnoor sector.

first published:October 02, 2009, 01:01 IST