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Guns fall silent along IB in Jammu after fortnight-long firing

Guns fell silent along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu sector after fortnight-long continuous firing by Pakistani troops and shelling exchanges in which two civilians were killed and 17 others injured in 22 ceasefire violations.

“Borders are clam. There was no ceasefire violation along the International border (IB) in Jammu and Samba sectors”, BSF officer Vinood Yadav told PTI.

Guns have fallen silent after strong retaliation, he said.

“After fortnight-long firing and shelling, there has been peace along the border during the night. Entire border belt had been disturbed due to it. It was a tough time dealing with the situation”, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), R S Pura, Devender Singh said.

As calm returned, many border dwellers reportedly rushed back to their villages.

There have been 21 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in less then a fortnight and 23 in the month of August. Since July 16, there have been 33 ceasefire violations.

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