Four civilians were injured when Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday. “Four civilians were injured in the overnight Pakistan ceasefire violation in Arnia, R.S. Pura and Ramgarh sectors.

“Two houses have been damaged. 727 residents of border villages in these areas have shifted to safer locations,” the police added.

Another 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.

First Published | 22 September 2017 9:57 AM
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