Two women injured as Pakistani bullets rain on bordering village

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2 women injured post firing by Pak
Srinagar, Oct 24: Two women were injured as mortar shells fired by Pakistani troops hit their house in the Kanachak area along the international border on Thursday evening, trigerring panic among the locals.

This is one amongst the several ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the border in the past fortnight, with bullets and mortars fired by Rangers hitting villages and Indian outposts

There has been over 200 violations of the 2003 ceasefire agreement

The station house officer of Kanachak Jitender Raina said that the two women were injured when mortar shells fired by Pakistani Rangers landed in a house in Lalayal village and exploded.

The area, around 20 kms from Jammu, falls is the Akhnoor sector.

The firing started at aroud 6.30 pm and continued for about 30 minutes.

"Pak rangers fired with small and automatic weapons resulting in exchange of gunfire," said a BSF official.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said that he is disappointed with Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's attitude towards these ceasefire violations.

HT reported that this year alone, there has been over 200 violations of the 2003 ceasefire agreement, leading to heightened tension along the border.

On Tuesday, home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde visited areas long the border to review the security situation arising out of ceasefire violations since October 14.

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