India, Pakistan armies exchange heavy fire in Jammu and Kashmir

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The armies of India and Pakistan on Monday exchanged heavy fire and shelling along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth consecutive day.

Pakistani troops resorted to use of 81 mm mortars, automatics and small weapons to target the Indian positions in Arnia sub-sector.

“Heavy firing exchanges which started late Sunday continued till 5am today (Monday). Border Security Force (BSF) troops were effectively retaliated,” said an official.

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Ten BSF border outposts and 10 villages in Arnia were targeted since the last four days.

One civilian and a BSF trooper were killed. Six civilians were injured.

Schools in the areas have been closed and many families living in border villages have started migrating to safer places.