India-Pakistan troops exchange fire in J&K

Srinagar: Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire for nearly 30 minutes after the Border Security Force (BSF) picked up suspicious movement along the International Border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to officials, no one was injured in the firing which started around 11.45 pm on Saturday in Mangu Chak Border Outpost (BOP) area of Ghagwal sector.

“BSF troops deployed at BOP Mangu Chak observed movement of three to four persons near Pakistani post Pir Bunker and opened fire after they were seen moving towards this side under the cover of darkness,” they said.

Pakistani Rangers retaliated and the exchange of small arms firing between the two sides continued for about half-an-hour, they said and added that the suspiciously moving persons returned to Pakistani side amid the firing.


NT Bureau