JAMMU: Heavy shelling by Pakistani troops is being reported from Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera, Sundarbani and Pallanwala sectors since early morning. This is the sixth ceasefire violation in the last 12 hours by Pak and Indian forces are retaliating.
One civilian was also injured in Pakistani firing along the International Border in Jammu’s Kathua district.
Border areas have been put on high alert since yesterday after repeated firing by Pak in several areas of Jammu and Kashmir including in Keri area, Hira Nagar, Mendhar and Poonch.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the chief of Border Security Force on Thursday, asking them to give a “fitting response”.
Ceasefire violations were reported at six places along the Line of Control and the International Border today, in which one BSF personnel had died.
On Thursday, Pakistan had fired shells at Manjakote in Rajouri district. The army says Pakistan also violated the ceasefire along the Line Control at Sunderbani and they retaliated.
Jitender Singh, 46, died when Pakistani Rangers fired a mortar shell at Abdullian in RS Pura sector, said Danish Rana, a senior police officer in Jammu. He was the third BSF man to be killed in Pakistani shelling in last five days.
Eight civilians including four women were also injured in the Pakistani firing through the day.
Over the last one week, a six-year-old child was killed and 30 other civilians were injured in shelling from across the border.