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Adding to the strings of many ceasefire violations this year, Pakistan attacked 20 Border Security Force (BSF) posts in Jammu region on Sunday night, injuring one villager.

"Pakistan Rangers armed with heavy weaponry resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing of automatic weapons on 15 to 20 border out posts (BoPs) in Arnia and R S Pura sub-sectors in Jammu district around 2130 hours last night," Times of India quoted an unnamed BSF officer as saying.

Pakistan started unprovoked firing on Sunday night, which went on until 6:30 am on Monday with retaliation from the Indian BSF troops.

The firing along the International Border and Line of Control in Jammu and Poonch districts injured a villager Attar Singh.

Pakistan is said to have targeted the Indian borders thrice on Sunday and for the tenth time in the last nine days, according to NDTV.

Sunday's attack, a major ceasefire violation in 2014, came ahead of the first diplomatic talks between both the countries. 

The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan, Sujatha Singh and Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry respectively, are scheduled to meet on 25 August.

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