Guns continue to spit fire on LoC 


Rajouri: A BSF sub-inspector (SI) was injured in fresh exchange of fire and shelling between troops of India and Pakistan along the Line of Control in Rajouri district, an official said.

Deputy Commissioner (DC), Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that there was “intermittent shelling” through the night by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Rajouri district.

He said that a BSF SI was injured late last night in the Keri forward area in Rajouri, who was later hospitalised.

No civilian casualties have been reported. There were also no reports of civilians migrating from the forward areas, Choudhary said.

He further said that the administration had set up additional camps to shift the people ‘in case we need more people to shift from the shadow zones’.

Teams have been deputed for loss assessment, he said, adding that 84 schools were closed today for three days and many camps have been made functional at various locations.

“We are monitoring the situation very closely and acting accordingly, he said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan on Sunday said that two civilians were killed and seven injured when Indian forces opened fire across the LoC in Nezapir and Rawalkot sectors.

Pertinently, Pakistan Foreign Office said that it has summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner to record a protest over Sunday’s ceasefire violation across LoC.

Pertinently, in the exchange of fire and heavy shelling along the LoC in Poonch and Rajouri districts, yesterday, a 22-year-old Indian Army officer and three troopers were killed and at least four suffered injuries.

There was heavy firing and shelling by Pakistani forces along the LoC in Rajouri’s Bhimbher Gali Sector last evening, an army official said.

In the shelling, Captain Kapil Kundu, a resident of Ransika village in Haryana’s Gurgaon district; Havildar Roshan Lal (42) of J-K’s Samba district; Rifleman Subham Singh (23) of J-K’s Kathua district and Rifleman Ramavatar (27) of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh were killed, they said.

Two teenagers and a solider were injured in the Shahpur Sector of Poonch district yesterday in the shelling from across the border, a police official said.

The injured civilians were identified as Shahnaz Bano (15) and Yasin Arif (14) of Islamabad village.



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