Eight civilians were killed today after indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan troops violated ceasefire in Samba and Nowshera sector. A 16-year-old girl, Rosy, was killed in Jerda village of the district after she was hit by a mortar splinter.
The police said Pakistan Rangers indiscriminately targeted civilian areas and defense facilities in the Ramgarh sector.
“Pakistani Rangers started firing with small arms followed by mortars at one place and further spread to four or five places in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of Samba and Jammu district from 0630 hours,” DIG BSF (G) Dharmendra Pareek said.
Two civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Arnia sector of RS Pura district (J&K), injured taken to hospital pic.twitter.com/3CaLev40lQ
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They fired 82 mm mortar bombs intermittently, Pareek said, adding, BSF gave them a befitting reply.
The spokesperson said hundreds of residents were forced to abandon their homes in the Samba district along the International Border (IB). They used every mode of conveyance, even walked barefoot, to escape from the line of fire.
Dozens of cattle were reportedly killed or injured in the shelling.