Pakistan shells India's border hamlets and posts,woman killed: Border Security Force

PTI
Jammu, India Published: Nov 01, 2016, 08:46 AM(IST)

There have been claims of ?more that 60 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and IB in the state since surgical strikes against terror launch pads by the Indian Army in Pakistan-Administered-Kashmir. Photograph:( Getty )

 One woman was killed and four others were injured today in cross-border shelling on hamlets and posts with mortar bombs along the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control in Samba, Jammu and Rajouri districts.

"Pakistani Rangers started firing with small arms followed by mortars at one place and further spread to four or five places in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of Samba and Jammu district from 0630 hours," Deputy Inspector General  of India's paramiliBorder Security Force Dharmendra Pareek said.

They fired 82 mm mortar bombs intermittently, Pareek said, adding, BSF gave them a befitting reply.

A woman aged between 21 to 22 years died during shelling in a hamlet in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, SSP Samba Joginder Singh said.

Six persons have been injured in the ceasefire violations since yesterday.

At 0710 hours, three mortar shells landed in border village of Pindi in Arnia sector of Jammu district, injuring four persons identified as Bodraj (44), Niky, Dharana Devi and Chanchla Devi (49), he said.

Two women, Robiya Kouser (28) and Tasveer Bi (24), were injured in Pakistani shelling in Mendhar sector of Poonch district last evening and have been hospitalised, police said.

Pakistani troops indulged in unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Naushera sector of Rajouri district from 0530 hours using small arms, automatics, 82 and 120 mm mortars, Public Relations Officer Defence Lieutenant Colonel  Manish Mehta said.

There have been claims of  more that 60 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and IB in the state since surgical strikes against terror launch pads by the Indian Army in Pakistan-Administered Kashmir.

Yesterday, an elderly woman and a soldier were killed and a girl and two armymen were injured in cross-LoC shelling and firing by Pakistani troops in Poonch and Rajouri districts.

 

(PTI)

 

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