A civilian was injured on Thursday in firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district while firing was also on in Samba district, police said.

“Unprovoked heavy firing and shelling was started by Pakistan Rangers in Ramgarh sector of Samba district. One civilian was injured earlier today in firing and shelling by Pakistan Rangers in Arnia sector of Jammu district,” police said.

BSF troopers have “strongly and effectively retaliated” at both these places, it added.

Earlier, three civilians were killed and 30 others, including security personnel, injured when militants hurled a grenade at the cavalcade of Jammu and Kashmir Minister Naeem Akhtar in Tral town on Thursday.

A woman was among the three civilians killed, while the injured included 21 civilians, seven CRPF troopers and two local policemen. The militants carried out the grenade attack near the main bus stand in Tral in Pulwama district.

First Published | 21 September 2017 10:39 PM
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