Pakistan targets 9 border outposts; India retaliates

RSTV Bureau
Jammu: A woman shows a mortar shell mark on the roof of her house after firing from the Pakistani side, at village Mawa in Samba district on Saturday. PTI Photo

Jammu: A woman shows a mortar shell mark on the roof of her house after firing from the Pakistani side, at village Mawa in Samba district on Saturday. PTI Photo

Pakistan has again violated ceasefire at the border. Heavy firing from the Pakistani side has been reported at 9 BSF Border Outposts and some civilian areas in Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir.

One civilian has been killed and three others have been injured in the firing and mortar shelling along the International Border. The firing was on through the night on Friday. The cross-firing lasted until past 2 am on Saturday morning.

“Pak Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on BSF posts along IB in Samba sector from 2025 hours last night”, said a BSF officer in Jammu.

The Indian jawans retaliated effectively to the unprovoked firing, the officer said.

The Pakistani Rangers fired shots in areas between River Basantar and River Treva in Samba sector.

The Rangers used 81, 82 and 51 mm mortar bombs at a few places along the IB, the official explained.

The civilian who died was a labourer, who was doing maintenance work near the fence. He was killed last evening when the Pakistani troops fired along the IB in Mangu Chak Border Outpost.

Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation in J&K, almost after a month’s lull. The violations, which had become a routine, had stopped after the Director General (DG)-level talks between BSF personnel and Pakistan Rangers. The talks took place last month on September 12.

(With inputs from PTI)