Cross-border firing: Seven killed so far in Rajouri, Samba shelling

Nowshera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 1 : As the casualties increase in cross-border firing along the Indian posts and forward villages of the International Borders, in all seven civilians have died so far due to ceasefire violations by Pakistani Rangers in Rajouri and Samba Sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.

At least two women were killed in Paniyari village, two boys were killed and eight others were injured in Ramgarh sector of the state.

One more civilian was killed in Ramgarh Sector of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier today, a 19-year-old girl was killed and two civilians were injured in Nowshera, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistani forces started unprovoked shelling targeting posts as well as civilian areas in Ramgarh and Arnia areas at around 6 a.m.

The girl was killed in Ramgarh Sector of Samba district while the two civilians sustained injuries in Arnia sector.

The injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital for immediate medical aid. However, the Border Security Force (BSF) is strongly retaliating to the unprovoked firing from the other side of the border in Samba sector.

Meanwhile, an encounter is presently underway between the security forces and terrorists in Bandipora's Ajar village.

Yesterday, an army jawan and a woman were killed as the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling along the LoC in Rajouri and Mendhar sectors.

The Indian Army on Saturday launched retaliatory fire assaults at Pakistan Army positions, inflicting massive damage across the border by destroying four posts across the LoC in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

The Indian forces retaliated after Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire repeatedly in Kathua and RS Pura sector along the International Border on Saturday.

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Machil Sector. An Indian soldier was killed on Friday and his body was mutilated by terrorists in an attack near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.

Nearly half a dozen people and four BSF soldiers have been killed so far and over 30 others injured in the recent skirmishes along the international border.

Source: ANI