Jammu, Jan 3: One woman was killed and six others were injured as Pakistani troops, on Saturday afternoon, resorted to fresh round of firing on BSF posts at Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar sector. This is the fourth instance of ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Rangers in as many days and the ninth in the last ten days.
Six civilians were injured due to Pakistani mortar shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba and Kathua districts on Friday, forcing scores of villagers to migrate.
"Six civilians were injured in Pakistani shelling on the international border in Samba and Kathua districts."
"Two civilians with critical injuries have been shifted to Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu for treatment. Senior civil and paramilitary officials have rushed to take stock of the situation," a senior police officer told IANS here.
Reports from the border villages of Manyari, Paansar, Bobia, Londi, Sadechak, Chailari, Chachwal, Mangu Chak, Regaal, Mawa, Sadho and Chak Fakira in Samba and Kathua districts said dozens of families had started migrating to safer places because of renewed Pakistan shelling on the international border.
Police said Pakistan Rangers had resorted to unprovoked firing at BSF outposts around 9.30 p.m on Friday. The BSF retaliated effectively and firing exchanges between the two sides continued till 3 a.m on Saturday.
One woman was killed and six others were injured in yet another instance of provocation from Pakistan on BSF posts at Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar sector on Saturday afternoon
One woman killed and six injured in the fresh firing on BSF posts at Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar sector on Saturday afternoon, after three Pakistan Rangers soldiers were killed in a strong retaliation from India.
This came right after Pakistan on Friday night had resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing on several BSF posts along the border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile in Pakistan, a 14-year-old girl was killed on Saturday during exchange of fire between Pakistani para-military troopers and BSF along the Line of Control (LoC), a media report said.
The girl named Samira was a resident of Punjab province's Sialkot city, Dawn reported.
Pakistan says the latest round of firing began when the Indian border guards killed two Pakistan paramilitary troopers in Punjab's Shakargarh sector in Narowal district on Wednesday after calling them for a flag meeting on the LoC.