Jammu : Civilian Killed, BSF jawan among 4 injured in Ceasefire violation in Akhnoor


A 28-year-old boy was killed, Four people, including a BSF man, were injured as Pakistani Rangers continued resorting to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir for the third day on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Ghara Ram, Age 28 year of Kapurpur in R S Pura sector, Jammu.

Giving details, sources said that they were firing on forward Indian positions and civilian areas from R S Pura to Kanachak and Pargwal sectors. The BSF personnel were retaliating strongly and effectively.

The firing and shelling were still underway when the reports last came in this morning, he said.

The officer said the BSF was giving them a befitting reply.

He said a BSF man in Pargwal sector was injured in the heavy firing and shelling and was later hospitalised.

In retaliation, BSF killed four Pakistani Rangers, besides destroying their POL (Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants) and ammunition dump across the international border opposite Suchetgarh and Pargwal sectors.
The loss of life and property appears to be more on Pakistan side as announcements on loudspeakers from mosques were being made at various villages there for attending the nimaz-e-jinaza.
Meanwhile, the state government has ordered closure of schools falling within five kilometres distance from both the international border and Line of Control in Jammu region as a precautionary measure.
People at a number of  villages falling on the zero line along international border in R S Pura, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors have shifted to the houses of their relatives safer places.
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