J&K: 2 killed in Pak firing in RS Pura, BSF head constable martyred in Samba
Two people including a woman were killed on Friday and at least 11 others were wounded when Pakistani troops targeted Indian villages with artillery and mortar in an early-morning ceasefire violation along the border in Jammu. On the other hand, a BSF jawan has been martyred in firing by Pakistani troops in Samba.
One of the deceased is a 22-year-old man and another victim is a woman.
First, the firing began in Arnea sector, and by the time India could retaliate, Pakistan began heavy firing in two other areas.All border schools falling up to 4 kilometers from the International Border have been shut.
Pakistan has been resorting to mortar shells as well. The firing which is still underway began at 6:30 am on Friday.All border schools falling up to 4 kilometers from the International Border have been shut.
Reports say that around 30 to 40 posts of Border Security Force (BSF) are under target in between Samba to RS Pura sector.
In a separate instance later in the day, five civilians were injured when the neighbouring country violated the ceasefire in Hiranagar sector of Kathua, reported ANI.
The BSF personnel retaliated "strongly'' and "effectively'', damaging two Pakistani mortar positions and causing them a huge loss of life and property, sources said.
Meanwhile, Minister of state Dr Jitendra Singh is expected to meet those injured in the firing in Hira Nagar and RS Pura sectors today.
On Thursday, a teenage girl and a BSF jawan were killed due to heavy shelling from across along the International Border in three sectors of Jammu and Samba districts.