Three more civilians injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops

| Updated: Nov 01, 2016 18:04 IST

Nowshera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Nov. 1 (ANI): As the casualties increase in cross-border firing along the Indian posts and forward villages of the International Border, three more civilians were injured today after Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire in the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir. This morning, a 19-year-old girl was killed and two civilians were injured in Nowshera, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani forces started unprovoked shelling targeting posts as well as civilian areas in Ramgarh and Arnia areas at around 6 a.m. The girl was killed in Ramgarh sector of Samba district while the two civilians sustained injuries in Arnia sector. The injured have been admitted to the nearby hospital for immediate medical aid. Dr Naseeb Chand Dhingra told ANI in Jammu that three patients have been brought from R S Pura sector, adding they have sustained sprinter injuries. However, the Border Security Force (BSF) is strongly retaliating to the unprovoked firing from the other side of the border in Samba sector. Meanwhile, an encounter is presently underway between the security forces and terrorists in Bandipora's Ajar village. Yesterday, an army jawan and a woman were killed as the Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling along the LoC in Rajouri and Mendhar sectors. The Indian Army on Saturday launched retaliatory fire assaults at Pakistan Army positions, inflicting massive damage across the border by destroying four posts across the LoC in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. The Indian forces retaliated after Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire repeatedly in Kathua and RS Pura sector along the International Border on Saturday. A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed in Pakistani firing in Machil Sector. An Indian soldier was killed on Friday and his body was mutilated by terrorists in an attack near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. Nearly half a dozen people and four BSF soldiers have been killed so far and over 30 others injured in the recent skirmishes along the international border. (ANI)