Jammu: A woman was killed and three people, including two civilians and a border security force (BSF) trooper, were injured in firing by Pakistani Rangers on the international border in Jammu district on Wednesday.
Poli Devi, 42, a resident of Akhnoor sector, has been killed in the firing, a senior police officer told IANS here.
“Three others – Ramesh Lal and Usha Devi, both civilians, and constable Anjali Kumar of 89 battalion of BSF – have been injured in the firing,” the officer said.
“Two of the injured persons have been shifted to Jammu city for treatment, while the third, Usha Devi, is being treated in a local hospital in Pargwal village near the border.”
The unprovoked firing on the international border by Pakistan Rangers comes at a time when the state government is busy making arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu on Friday.
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was injured in Pakistan firing on the international border in Jammu district on Wednesday.
“Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing at Molu post of the BSF in Akhnoor sector today (Wednesday) morning,” a senior police officer told Media Sources here.
“One BSF trooper was injured in the firing which started at 8.55 a.m.”
“BSF has retaliated using small arms and automatics,” he added.
“Heavy firing exchanges are still going on between India and Pakistan troops on two border posts in Akhnoor sector.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Jammu on Friday.
It has become almost customary for Pakistan troops to violate the bilateral ceasefire on the line of control (LoC) and the international border in Jammu and Kashmir each time a VVIP from the central government visits the state.