JK borders heat up, woman killed in Jammu

Jammu: A woman was killed and five other civilians injured as Pakistani troops alleged shelled border out posts along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district, a police officer said on Sunday.

This is the fifth ceasefire violation along the (IB) by Pakistan in as many days.

Pakistani Rangers used heavy mortars and targeted dozens of BoPs and scores of villages along the IB in Arnia sector since Saturday night, the officer said.

Over 10 to 12 shells exploded at the Arnia bus stand, he said.
Six persons, including three women were injured and admitted to GMC Hospital, where one Ratno Devi later succumbed to injuries on Sunday, police said.

Over a dozen of structures including some houses suffered damages, he said, adding that four cattle were killed in shelling in Jorafarm village.

“From midnight till this morning, there were heavy exchanges of fire and shelling intermittently in Arnia Sector”, a senior BSF officer said.

The firing stopped this morning, he said. (PTI)