Jammu: There was a lull in firing along the International Border ton Thursday after nine days of intense shelling by Pakistani troops that left 11 people dead and 60 others injured.
The shelling and firing stopped yesterday afternoon along the IB.
“There was no firing and shelling from the Pakistan side today. There is a lull”, a senior BSF officer told PTI here.
However, there was overnight firing and shelling by the Pakistan Army in Lam and Nowshera sectors of Rajouri district, in which one civilian suffered injury, a district officer said.
Five civilians including a 10-year-old boy were killed and 14 others were injured as Pakistani troops rained mortars and opened heavy fire on Indian villages and posts along the International Border (IB) and LoC in Jammu, Kathua, Samba and Rajouri districts of Jammu region yesterday.
“Over one lakh people have migrated from their hamlets and border towns in the wake of Pakistan shelling and take shelter with their kins and some of them have come to safe shelters se tup by the government”, a senior officer of state government said.
Several camps have been setup in Kathua, Samba and Jammu district to house border migrants and provide them food, he said adding that several community kitchens are being run to provide foods to them