Five BSF men injured in firing from across LoC

August 26th, 2008 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Aug 26 (IANS) At least five Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured when a patrol party came under fire from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Saujian sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, BSF officials said Tuesday.The firing from Pakistan Monday night violated the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan once again, officials pointed out. The BSF troopers returned fire.

The area falls under army control, but BSF personnel assist the army in patrolling along the LoC - the de-facto border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir.

On Tuesday, Pakistani troops opened fire once again to divert the attention of Indian security forces in Kana Chak sector of the border, allowing a group of infiltrators to cross into Jammu and Kashmir.

BSF officials said a manhunt had been launched to nab the infiltrators who were headed towards Jammu.

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