In yet another ceasefire violation, two civilian were killed and 16 others injured when Pakistani Rangers targeted civilian areas and Army posts along the International Border in R S Pura and Arnia sectors of Jammu district.
“Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing. Initially small arms were used but later on mortars bombs were shelled on BSF posts and civilian areas in R S Pura and Arnia sectors since midnight,” said a BSF spokesperson.
According to police reports, the firing and mortar shelling started around 0145 hours along the IB in Kishanpur, Jora Form, Jugnu Chak, Nawapind, harna, Sia, Abdullian and Chandu Chak areas.The Pakistani troops fired mortar bombs and used automatic weapons in the firing. The shelling was so heavy that the shells landed deep inside villages much away from IB, a police officer said.
As per PTI reports, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh said two persons are dead and 16 others were injured. He said there were reports that another person has also been killed in the firing. Jammu Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal, however, told the news agency that three persons were killed in the firing.