Six Members Of A Family Injured In Pak Shelling In Jammu

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Jammu: Six members of a family were injured on Tuesday as Pakistani troops continued to pound Indian civilian areas in R S Pura and Noushera sectors along the International Border and Line of Control (LoC) with mortars and small arms fire.

Pakistan Rangers resorted to ceasefire violations by targeting civilian population in RS Pura sector in Jammu district this afternoon, a BSF spokesman said.

“Several rounds of small arms and mortar shells were fired from the Pakistani side targeting our villages in the RS Pura sector,” the spokesman said.

He said the BSF was giving a befitting reply to the Pakistani fire and the intermittent firefight was going on.

“Six members of a family were injured due to splinters after a mortar shell fired by Pakistan Rangers exploded in their house in Suchetgarh sector of R S Pura in Jammu district, Deputy Commissioner (Jammu) Simrandeep Singh said.

“They are being given first aid at R S Pura hospital after which they will be shifted to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital here shortly, he added.

Pakistani troops also violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Noushera sector.

“From 10 AM, Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Noushera sector of Rajouri district by targeting our positions with mortar bombs and small arms fire,” an army officer said.

The Indian army gave a “befitting response” to the ceasefire violation from the Pakistani side, he added.

A 6-year-old boy and a BSF jawan were killed and 10 people including 8 civilians were injured in the shelling yesterday when Pakistan Rangers targeted over 25 Border out Posts in the border hamlets along International Border.

There have been over 40 ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side since the Indian side carried out surgical strikes inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir targeting terror launching pads, post the attack on an army camp in Uri on September 18.