Seven killed in Pak shelling in J&K

Jammu: Seven civilians inclusive of five women were killed while 15 others got injured as Pakistan troopers bombarded several areas of Jammu and Kashmir with heavy mortar shells.

The officials said five civilians were killed in Ramgarh of the frontier district of Samba on the International Border and two others lost their lives in Rajouri on the Line of Control — the de facto border that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

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“All the injured civilians have been shifted to hospital,” the spokesperson said. At least two dozen head of cattle have also perished.

The police official said Pakistan Rangers indiscriminately targeted civilian areas and defence facilities in Ramgarh since morning. “The BSF is retaliating effectively and heavy shelling and firing exchanges are going on.”

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