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The BSF were on Wednesday called into action as Pakistani Rangers indulged in mortar shelling along the border in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a BSF officer, at around 1.30 am Pakistani Rangers resorted to mortar shelling and small arms firing in the forward areas of the Pansar border outpost belt of Hiranagar sub-sector, reports The Economic Times.

"BSF troops guarding the borderline took positions and gave a befitting reply. Intermittent exchanges continued till 3.30 am," he told PTI.

"There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing and shelling," he added.

Throughout August this year and for over 15 days in October, Pakistan troops attacked border areas, killing 11 people and leaving over 100 injured. More than 32,000 people were also displaced.