At least 15 Pakistani Rangers killed at cross border firing by BSF jawans

Photo of Indian army soldier keeping vigilance at LoC near international border.

Rajouri: According to Indian army officials at least fifteen Pakistani Rangers have been killed during cross border firing which provoked yesterday later night at several places near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir today.

The official said that there is a use of heavy arms and ammunitions from the Pakistani side at the International border that falls near the LoC.

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He further added that Pakistan has deployed near about 150 soldiers near LoC to counter firing from Indian side.

On other hand near about three civilians were injured today morning when Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir Hiranagar sector.

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There were reports that among the victims-two girls and a man got injured due to mortar shell splinters in Lallai Chak village.

Heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan Rangers continued till 6 a.m., in Lallai Chak, Pansar, Pahadpur and Londi villages where shells damaged over two dozen houses.

Reports said that over 400 families have migrated from these areas to safer locations.

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The entire population of Abdullian village in R.S.Pura sector has also migrated after Pakistan Rangers targeted civilian and Border Security Forces facilities in the area during the last five days.