A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, January 20, 2010.
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Fresh cross-border attacks were reported along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Kashmir as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged heavy gunfire late Saturday.

The cross-firings began after Indian troops suspected the presence of infiltrators in the area. There are no reports of casualty until now.

"There was a movement of six to seven persons close to LoC opposite Krishagati sub-sector in Poonch sector at around 2145 hours tonight," Defence spokesman Col RK Palta told PTI.

The half-hour cross-border firings had forced the infiltrators, suspected to be Border Action Team (BAT) or an unidentified militant group, to flee the area. Friday night also saw intermittent firings at five posts along the LoC by Pakistani troops, NTDV quoted Army sources as saying.

Another ceasefire violation, the third attack after the barbaric killings of two Indian jawans, was reported on Thursday when Pakistani troops attacked Indian posts in the Krishnagati sector.

The firings have escalated cross-border tensions between the two neighbouring countries, sending out an alert for third-party intervention. Resisting any internationalisation of the incident India shot down Pakistan's bid for a UN probe into the flare-ups along the LoC.

Seeking to de-escalate the situation, Delhi government had summoned Indian and Pakistani army commanders for a flag meeting in Pooch on Thursday, where India is expected to take up the issue of the jawan killings and demand the demand the return of a slain soldier's severed head, reported NDTV

Indian soldiers Lance Naik Hemraj Singh and Sudhakar Singh were patrolling in the area on Tuesday when they were killed in a cross-border raid in Poonch district. Hemraj's body was found mutilated reportedly by Pakistani troops.