Heavy cross border firing in Jammu; 4 civilians killed along IB

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Jammu: Four civilians were killed and nine others injured in heavy cross mortar shelling and firing of Indian and Pakistani troops along the International Border (IB) in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts today.
Today is the 9th day of continuous cross firing and shelling along the IB and LoC in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts.
A senior police officer told PTI two civilians were killed and six injured in the shelling and firing in Samba that started at 9 AM.
“There was heavy firing and shelling on civilian areas and posts along the IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district before dawn”, a senior police officer told PTI.
In the firing and shelling, three persons were injured and one of them succumbed to injuries on way to hospital, he said adding the injured have been admitted to hospitals.
He said over 100 border dwellers have been evacuated and put in safe shelters and an operation to evacuate others is going on with use of bullet proof vehicles. The shelling is going on, he said.
In R S Pura, Arnia, Bishnah of Jammu district and Ramgarh and Samba sectors firing and shelling is going on since last night.
“In heavy shelling by Pakistan this morning, a civilian was killed in R S Pura sector and another injured in Arnia sector”, a police officer told PTI
Large number of people have been evacuated from various villages in these sectors since last night, he said.
Yesterday, 20 civilians were injured when Pakistani troops shelled Indian villages with mortar bombs.
Educational institutions in the affected areas remained closed.