Pakistan Rangers - Indian BSF hold commanders meeting

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Pakistan Rangers - Indian BSF hold commanders meeting

ISLAMABAD - Amid ceasefire violations despite DGMO level talks, the Border Security Force (BSF) officials met Pakistani Rangers on Monday to ensure peace in border areas.

"A BSF-Pak Rangers Sector Commander level meeting was held at 05:30 today. Meeting went off in a conducive atmosphere with prime focus to maintain peace and tranquility on the border," said BSF PRO (Jammu Frontier). The next meeting is scheduled to held on June 21.

The official said that today's meeting is likely to bring firing-free environment, particularly for border area villagers on both sides. "Commanders on both sides agreed to keep talks on at every level to develop confidence between two border guarding forces," he said.

There have been a series of attacks on security personnel since last week. Earlier today, at least 16 people, including four policemen, were wounded in Shopian district when militants hurled a grenade at security forces in a busy market.

In the early hours today, intermittent firing and shelling was reported in Akhnoor sector of Jammu and Kashmir.