14 Soldiers, 11 Civilian Killed in Border Firing  

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NEW DELHI — At least 14 soldiers and 11 civilians were killed in the cross-border firing in April and June, Union Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday. 

A total of 338 incidents of ceasefire violation and cross-border firings were reported in Jammu and Kashmir during the month of Ramadhan,, he told the Lok Sabha.

“During the month of Ramadhan – from May 17 to June 16 – altogether 338 incidents of ceasefire violation and cross-border firings were reported in Jammu and Kashmir as against 139 during April 16 to May 16,” Ahir, the minister of state for home, said, replying to a written question.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, responding to a separate question, said as many as 272 infiltrations were reported along the Indo-Myanmar border, 108 along the Indo-Pakistan border and just five along the Indo-Bangladesh border in 2015-17.   

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