Srinagar: Incessant cross border shelling by Indian and Pakistani troops along the international border in Jammu has taken the life of one more civilian and left other two injured in Kathua’s Hiranagar sector on Wednesday morning. Another person was injured during the overnight firing in the Arnia sector, media reports said.
Reports quoting officials said that 100 border villages and 40 BSF outposts in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts are under direct attack by Pakistani forces as they continued the shelling for the ninth day today, prompting a strong and effective retaliation by the BSF.
While the identity of those injured and killed in Hiranagar sector is yet to be revealed, the injured in Arnia sector was identified as 36-year-old Ravi Kumar, who is a resident of a nearby village.
Cross shelling continued intermittingly throughout the Tuesday night at Samba’s Ramgarh, and Jammu’s Arnia and RS Pura sectors.
Hundreds of panic-stricken villagers have fled their houses and took shelter either at the houses of relatives or relief camps set up by the government at safer places.
All educational institutions in the affected areas remained closed.