Woman killed, four injured in Pakistan firing near International Border

Photo of Indian army soldiers keeping vigilance at border near LoC in Kashmir.

Jammu: At least one woman was killed and four others were injured today after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire by shelling border hamlets and posts with mortar bombs along the International Border (IB) near the Line of Control (LoC) in Samba at Jammu and Rajouri districts.

According to DIG BSF (G) Dharmendra Pareek said, “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.”

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.

The police official said, “Pakistani troops resorted to indiscriminate targeting of civilian and defence facilities in Ramgarh sector.”

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.

Police further added, 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.

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